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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Buldir Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.4086S, 176.14WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 106 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska (66 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 07:38:42 / September 1, 2016 @ 7:38 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:38:42 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.7 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.14 East, latitude 51.4086 North, depth = 46.7 km. Event id: ak13889614. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13889614.

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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 106 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.14° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4086° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km S of Buldir 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 2016-09-01 07:38:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 20:02:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 168 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.563069 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226.799981856 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 ak13889614 Id of event.
Event Code 13889614 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13889614, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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