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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Chernabura Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.3545S, -160.3171WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 167 km SSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska (104 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -160.3171 West, latitude 53.3545 North, depth = 24.37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.37 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 20:23:39 / January 27, 2016 @ 8:23 pm. Event id: us20004wbu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12540205, us20004wbu. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:23:39 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 167 km SSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.3171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.3545° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 167km SSW of Chernabura 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 2016-01-27 20:23:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 00:18:07 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 158 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 1.54 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us20004wbu Id of event.
Event Code 20004wbu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12540205,us20004wbu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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