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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Earthquake location 52.1226S, -168.5824WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:06:38 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.8 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -168.5824 West, latitude 52.1226 North, depth = 38.8 km. Event id: ak13421690. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13421690. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/16 / 2016-03-31 13:06:38 / March 31, 2016 @ 1:06 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.5824° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.1226° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-31 13:06:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 02:30:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 6 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 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 277.199977824 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 ak13421690 Id of event.
Event Code 13421690 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13421690, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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