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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Amukta Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.3134S, -172.4674WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 84 km WSW of Amukta Island, Alaska (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.4674 West, latitude 52.3134 North, depth = 123 km. Id of earthquake: ak13606592. Event ids that are associated: ak13606592. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 17:28:38 / May 18, 2016 @ 5:28 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 123 km (76 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:28:38 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -172.4674° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3134° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km WSW of Amukta 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 2016-05-18 17:28:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 01:17:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 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 0.41 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 ak13606592 Id of event.
Event Code 13606592 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13606592, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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