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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Kiska Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.4787S, 177.5259WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 69 km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (43 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 42.9 km, 177.5259° East, 51.4787° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.9 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:03:10 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12281847. Id of event: ak12281847. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/12/15 / 2015-12-03 14:03:10 / December 3, 2015 @ 2:03 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 69 km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.5259° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4787° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km S 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 2015-12-03 14:03:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-15 01:56:29 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 138 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 6 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 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.799974656 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 ak12281847 Id of event.
Event Code 12281847 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12281847, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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