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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Buldir Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.91S, 176.4118WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 59 km SE of Buldir Island, Alaska (37 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.7 km (3 miles). The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:29:28 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak13888118. Event ids that are associated: ak13888118. Global time and date of event 30/08/16 / 2016-08-30 16:29:28 / August 30, 2016 @ 4:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.4118 East, latitude 51.91 North, depth = 4.7 km.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km SE of Buldir Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.4118° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.91° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SE 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 2016-08-30 16:29:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-10 20:34:13 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 158 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 0.98 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 ak13888118 Id of event.
Event Code 13888118 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13888118, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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