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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Dutch Harbor in Alaska

Earthquake location 53.6126S, -167.1546WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 50 km SW of Dutch Harbor, Alaska (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005z37. Event ids that are associated: ak13601558, us20005z37. Exact location of earthquake, -167.1546° West, 53.6126° North, depth 178.86 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 10:05:08 / May 22, 2016 @ 10:05 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:05:08 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 178.86 km (111 miles).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km SW of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -167.1546° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.6126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SW of Dutch Harbor, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-22 10:05:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-05 12:42:46 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 178 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 ,ak,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 0.233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us20005z37 Id of event.
Event Code 20005z37 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13601558,us20005z37, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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