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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 156 km ESE of Akutan, Alaska



Earthquake location 53.4516S, -163.7057WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 156 km ESE of Akutan, Alaska (97 miles). Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 16:13:06 / January 31, 2016 @ 4:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -163.7057 West, latitude 53.4516 North, depth = 32.85 km. The temblor was reported at 05:13:06 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.85 km (20 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak12596263, us20004y9s. Unique identifier: us20004y9s.

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

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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. 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: 156 km ESE of Akutan, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.7057° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.4516° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 156km 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 16:13:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 22:12:43 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 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 1.147 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 238 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 us20004y9s Id of event.
Event Code 20004y9s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12596263,us20004y9s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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