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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Akutan in Alaska



Earthquake location 54.8066S, -165.0862WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 86 km NNE of Akutan, Alaska (53 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 153.2 km (95 miles). Unique identifier: us10003izl. Ids that are associated to the event: ak11720887, us10003izl. The temblor was picked up at 13:20:40 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 00:20:40 / September 23, 2015 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -165.0862° West, 54.8066° North, depth 153.2 km.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 86 km NNE of Akutan, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -165.0862° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.8066° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NNE of Akutan, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-23 00:20:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-05 02:00:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 178 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10003izl Id of event.
Event Code 10003izl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11720887,us10003izl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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