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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Nikolski in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.5867S, -168.6705WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 41 km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak13413001, us20005gbx. Unique identifier: us20005gbx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -168.6705 West, latitude 52.5867 North, depth = 37.11 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.11 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/16 / 2016-03-28 12:00:59 / March 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:00:59 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 41 km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.6705° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.5867° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SSE 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 12:00:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 08:40:10 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 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 0.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 us20005gbx Id of event.
Event Code 20005gbx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13413001,us20005gbx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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