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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 16 km NE of Noatak, Alaska



Earthquake location 67.6694S, -162.6788WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 16 km NE of Noatak, Alaska (10 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005k50. Id of event: us20005k50. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 22:47:44 / April 12, 2016 @ 10:47 pm. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:47:44 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -162.6788 West, latitude 67.6694 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 16 km NE of Noatak, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -162.6788° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 67.6694° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NE of Noatak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-12 22:47:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-29 05:32:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 148 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, 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 0.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us20005k50 Id of event.
Event Code 20005k50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005k50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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