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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near King Salmon in Alaska



Earthquake location 57.8139S, -157.5354WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 110 km SSW of King Salmon, Alaska (68 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -157.5354° West, 57.8139° North, depth 105.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 08:06:56 / February 6, 2016 @ 8:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:06:56 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak12729635. Event ids that are associated: ak12729635. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.3 km (65 miles).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 110 km SSW of King Salmon, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -157.5354° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 57.8139° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 110km SSW of King Salmon, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-06 08:06:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 12:23:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 automatic 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 148 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.202669 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 266.399978688 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 ak12729635 Id of event.
Event Code 12729635 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12729635, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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