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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Sand Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 54.4202S, -161.2469WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 112 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (70 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 10:15:59 / January 3, 2016 @ 10:15 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Exact location, longitude -161.2469° West, latitude 54.4202° North, depth = 32 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:15:59 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004ca0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12409075, us10004ca0.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 112 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -161.2469° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.4202° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km SSW of Sand Point, 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 10:15:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 09:11:25 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 129 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 0.911 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us10004ca0 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ca0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12409075,us10004ca0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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