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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Amukta Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.0181S, -170.6079WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 68 km SE of Amukta Island, Alaska (42 miles) on Sunday. Unique identifier: ak12477488. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12477488. Exact location of earthquake, -170.6079° West, 52.0181° North, depth 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:53:30 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 00:53:30 / January 18, 2016 @ 12:53 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SE of Amukta Island, Alaska. This data 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 -170.6079° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.0181° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SE of Amukta 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 2016-01-18 00:53:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 00:45:15 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 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 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 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 ak12477488 Id of event.
Event Code 12477488 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12477488, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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