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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Amukta Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.9465S, -171.0602WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 61 km SSE of Amukta Island, Alaska (38 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:51:29 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -171.0602° West, 51.9465° North, depth 37.56 km. Event id: us200050c3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050c3, ak12801362. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 19:51:29 / February 1, 2016 @ 7:51 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.56 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km SSE of Amukta Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -171.0602° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.9465° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SSE 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 2016-02-01 19:51:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-29 20:39:41 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 ,us,ak, 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 1.132 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219 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 us200050c3 Id of event.
Event Code 200050c3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050c3,ak12801362, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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