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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.2613S, -175.0083WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 118 km SSW of Atka, Alaska (73 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.9 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:25:08 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak12560511. Unique identifier: ak12560511. Exact location, longitude -175.0083° West, latitude 51.2613° North, depth = 22.9 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 23:25:08 / January 29, 2016 @ 11:25 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 km SSW of Atka, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.0083° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.2613° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 118km SSW of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-29 23:25:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 22:30:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9207732 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 259.199979264 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 ak12560511 Id of event.
Event Code 12560511 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12560511, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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