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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Atka in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.0965S, -173.9868WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 123 km S of Atka, Alaska (76 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.8 km (15 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005d0y. Event ids that are associated: us20005d0y, ak13003465. The temblor was picked up at 17:03:49 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.9868 West, latitude 51.0965 North, depth = 24.8 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 05:03:49 / March 19, 2016 @ 5:03 am.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 123 km S of Atka, 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 -173.9868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.0965° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 123km S of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-19 05:03:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 05:25:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 ,us,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 0.48 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 us20005d0y Id of event.
Event Code 20005d0y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005d0y,ak13003465, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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