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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.2016S, -177.5471WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 86 km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (53 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:38:27 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:38 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ak13448587. Unique identifier: ak13448587. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:38:27 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -177.5471 West, latitude 51.2016 North, depth = 23.3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.3 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.5471° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.2016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 18:38:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 22:25:23 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 121 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 21 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 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 241.199980704 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 ak13448587 Id of event.
Event Code 13448587 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13448587, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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