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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Chernabura Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.7531S, -160.9564WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 146 km SW of Chernabura Island, Alaska (91 miles) on Monday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:52 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak13126715, us20005czs. Unique identifier: us20005czs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.4 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, depth 17.4 km, -160.9564° West, 53.7531° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 13:37:52 / March 21, 2016 @ 1:37 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 146 km SW of Chernabura Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.9564° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.7531° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 146km SW of Chernabura Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-21 13:37:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-13 21:02:04 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 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 us20005czs Id of event.
Event Code 20005czs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13126715,us20005czs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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