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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Atka in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.0139S, -173.4339WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 56 km ESE of Atka, Alaska (35 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.65 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 17:52:04 / January 16, 2016 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 62.65 km, -173.4339° West, 52.0139° North. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:52:04 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004f2u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12462980, us10004f2u.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km ESE of Atka, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.4339° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.0139° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km ESE 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 2016-01-16 17:52:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-20 15:20:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 178 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 0.485 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us10004f2u Id of event.
Event Code 10004f2u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12462980,us10004f2u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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