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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.8375S, 178.4025WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (0 miles) on Monday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:44:35 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak12842916. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12842916. Exact location of earthquake, 178.4025° East, 51.8375° North, depth 101 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 01:44:35 / February 8, 2016 @ 1:44 am.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.4025° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8375° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-08 01:44:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 02:09:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 138 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 10 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 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197.99998416 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 ak12842916 Id of event.
Event Code 12842916 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12842916, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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