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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.5894S, -174.3327WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 68 km S of Atka, Alaska (42 miles) on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us20005cwj. Event ids that are associated: ak13015655, us20005cwj. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:28:34 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 32.09 km, -174.3327° West, 51.5894° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.09 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 10:28:34 / March 20, 2016 @ 10:28 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.3327° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.5894° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km S of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-20 10:28:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 12:02:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 138 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 0.618 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 211 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 us20005cwj Id of event.
Event Code 20005cwj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13015655,us20005cwj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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