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Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 71 km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.4923S, 177.2791WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 71 km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (44 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/15 / 2015-09-14 00:54:21 / September 14, 2015 @ 12:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.82 km (20 miles). The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:54:21 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20003nsw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11701861, us20003nsw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.2791 East, latitude 51.4923 North, depth = 31.82 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.2791° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-14 00:54:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-04 23:04:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 234 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.892 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20003nsw Id of event.
Event Code 20003nsw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11701861,us20003nsw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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