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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Cape Yakataga in Alaska



Earthquake location 57.9046S, -142.9104WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 242 km S of Cape Yakataga, Alaska (150 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 19:15:15 / May 18, 2016 @ 7:15 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13591984. Id of event: ak13591984. Exact location, longitude -142.9104° West, latitude 57.9046° North, depth = 0.2 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:15:15 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.2 km (0 miles).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 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: 242 km S of Cape Yakataga, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -142.9104° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 57.9046° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 242km S of Cape Yakataga, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-18 19:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 19:53:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 automatic 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 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 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 0.79 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 ak13591984 Id of event.
Event Code 13591984 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13591984, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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