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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Akutan in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.4167S, -163.7197WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 157 km ESE of Akutan, Alaska (98 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.6 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -163.7197 West, latitude 53.4167 North, depth = 41.6 km. Id of earthquake: ak12592724. Event ids that are associated: ak12592724. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 12:52:19 / January 31, 2016 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:52:19 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 157 km ESE of Akutan, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.7197° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.4167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 157km ESE 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 2016-01-31 12:52:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 05:16:01 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 15 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 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 241.199980704 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 ak12592724 Id of event.
Event Code 12592724 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12592724, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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