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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.5131S, -173.6346WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 52 km NE of Atka, Alaska (32 miles). Unique identifier: ak13914171. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13914171. Exact location of earthquake, -173.6346° West, 52.5131° North, depth 243.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 243.2 km (151 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 10:08:12 / August 23, 2016 @ 10:08 am. The temblor was reported at 22:08:12 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 52 km NE of Atka, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.6346° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.5131° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 243.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NE of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-23 10:08:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-05 23:18:59 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 138 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 16 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 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169.199986464 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 ak13914171 Id of event.
Event Code 13914171 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13914171, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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