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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Amukta Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.7309S, -171.2825WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 84 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska (52 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.6 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 10:26:22 / January 23, 2016 @ 10:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.2825 West, latitude 51.7309 North, depth = 40.6 km. Unique identifier: us10004gm8. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12489121, us10004gm8. The temblor was reported at 23:26:22 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -171.2825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.7309° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km S of Amukta Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-23 10:26:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 06:59:34 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 121 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 ,ak,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 0.55 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 us10004gm8 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gm8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12489121,us10004gm8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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