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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Nikolski in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.0778S, -168.631WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 km NE of Nikolski, Alaska (14 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 00:44:52 / March 20, 2016 @ 12:44 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 93.3 km (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -168.631 West, latitude 53.0778 North, depth = 93.3 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:44:52 / 4:44 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005cw8. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13011329, us20005cw8.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NE of Nikolski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.0778° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NE 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 2016-03-20 00:44:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 04:29:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 129 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 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 us20005cw8 Id of event.
Event Code 20005cw8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13011329,us20005cw8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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