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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Amatignak Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.3487S, -179.1043WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 km N of Amatignak Island, Alaska (6 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:49 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12734929, us10004rdy. Id of event: us10004rdy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.1043 West, latitude 51.3487 North, depth = 31.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 12:53:49 / February 6, 2016 @ 12:53 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.5 km (20 miles).

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

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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. 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: 9 km N of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.1043° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.3487° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km N of Amatignak 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 2016-02-06 12:53:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 06:56:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 168 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 0.273 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 307 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 us10004rdy Id of event.
Event Code 10004rdy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12734929,us10004rdy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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