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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag was detected near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.8235S, -179.3827WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 65 km NNW of Amatignak Island, Alaska (40 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.45 km (37 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:40:59 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 11:40:59 / September 19, 2015 @ 11:40 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11713975, us10003jui. Id of event: us10003jui. Exact location of earthquake, -179.3827° West, 51.8235° North, depth 59.45 km.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km NNW of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.3827° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8235° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km NNW of Amatignak Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-19 11:40:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-05 08:23:02 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 199 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 0.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003jui Id of event.
Event Code 10003jui An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11713975,us10003jui, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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