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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Chernabura Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.3179S, -160.9716WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 187 km SSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska (116 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:27:36 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -160.9716 West, latitude 53.3179 North, depth = 25 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 09:27:36 / January 3, 2016 @ 9:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12447367. Id of event: ak12447367.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 187 km SSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.9716° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.3179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 187km SSW of Chernabura 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 2016-01-03 09:27:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-08 02:06:33 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 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 10 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 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 251.99997984 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 ak12447367 Id of event.
Event Code 12447367 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12447367, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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