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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Akutan in Alaska



Earthquake location 54.505S, -165.2912WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 51 km NE of Akutan, Alaska (32 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -165.2912° West, latitude 54.505° North, depth = 110.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 10:39:57 / October 14, 2015 @ 10:39 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 110.3 km (69 miles). Event id: ak11739262. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11739262. The temblor was reported at 02:39:57 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km NE of Akutan, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -165.2912° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km NE 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 2015-10-14 10:39:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-20 23:45:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 28 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 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.399985888 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 ak11739262 Id of event.
Event Code 11739262 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11739262, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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