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Minor earthquake 3.6 mag, 70 km SSE of Larsen Bay, Alaska



Earthquake location 56.985S, -153.423WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 70 km SSE of Larsen Bay, Alaska (43 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:42:36 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004vp5. Event ids that are associated: us20004vp5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.7 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 10:42:36 / January 24, 2016 @ 10:42 am. Exact location of earthquake, -153.423° West, 56.985° North, depth 28.7 km.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 70 km SSE of Larsen Bay, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.423° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SSE of Larsen Bay, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-24 10:42:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 15:28:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 ,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 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 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 us20004vp5 Id of event.
Event Code 20004vp5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vp5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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