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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Chernabura Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.2681S, -161.3274WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 204 km SW of Chernabura Island, Alaska (127 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 05:27:01 / January 20, 2016 @ 5:27 am. Exact location of event, longitude -161.3274 West, latitude 53.2681 North, depth = 7.8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12474404. Id of event: ak12474404. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.8 km (5 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:27:01 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 204 km SW of Chernabura Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -161.3274° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.2681° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 204km SW 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 2016-01-20 05:27:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 12:57:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 138 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 0.62 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 ak12474404 Id of event.
Event Code 12474404 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12474404, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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