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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Atka in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.6156S, -173.5178WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 79 km SE of Atka, Alaska (49 miles). Exact location of event, depth 39.66 km, -173.5178° West, 51.6156° North. The temblor was reported at 11:35:07 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004bv9. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12367197, us10004bv9. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 23:35:07 / December 31, 2015 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.66 km (25 miles).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 79 km SE of Atka, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.5178° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.6156° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SE of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-31 23:35:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 05:32:33 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 199 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 0.722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004bv9 Id of event.
Event Code 10004bv9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12367197,us10004bv9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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