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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Nikolski in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.1365S, -168.6426WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 90 km S of Nikolski, Alaska (56 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.5 km (24 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -168.6426 West, latitude 52.1365 North, depth = 38.5 km. Unique identifier: ak13071839. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13071839. Global time and date of event 25/03/16 / 2016-03-25 05:05:47 / March 25, 2016 @ 5:05 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 18:05:47 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km S of Nikolski, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.6426° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.1365° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km S of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-25 05:05:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-05 00:54:48 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 ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 215.99998272 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 ak13071839 Id of event.
Event Code 13071839 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13071839, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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