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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Akutan in Alaska

Earthquake location 53.5507S, -165.0907WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 79 km SE of Akutan, Alaska (49 miles) on Sunday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:52:39 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -165.0907 West, latitude 53.5507 North, depth = 55.85 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.85 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006n7t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13882370, us10006n7t. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 12:52:39 / August 28, 2016 @ 12:52 pm.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 79 km SE of Akutan, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -165.0907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.5507° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SE of Akutan, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-28 12:52:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-13 06:28:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 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 0.665 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us10006n7t Id of event.
Event Code 10006n7t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13882370,us10006n7t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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