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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Nikolski in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.098S, -168.6345WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 94 km S of Nikolski, Alaska (58 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.7 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/16 / 2016-03-28 03:23:06 / March 28, 2016 @ 3:23 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak13412967. Unique identifier: ak13412967. Exact location of event, longitude -168.6345 West, latitude 52.098 North, depth = 24.7 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:23:06 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 94 km S of Nikolski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.6345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km 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 2016-03-28 03:23:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-08 10:39:41 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 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 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 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 ak13412967 Id of event.
Event Code 13412967 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13412967, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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