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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Akutan in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.6442S, -164.7868WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 84 km SE of Akutan, Alaska (52 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12444994, us10004dj9. Id of event: us10004dj9. The temblor was detected at 08:11:55 / 8:11 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 19:11:55 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -164.7868 West, latitude 53.6442 North, depth = 27.55 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.55 km (17 miles).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km SE of Akutan, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -164.7868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.6442° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km SE of Akutan, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-07 19:11:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-03 21:56:15 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 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 0.713 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us10004dj9 Id of event.
Event Code 10004dj9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12444994,us10004dj9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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