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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Atka in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.3971S, -174.306WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 km NNW of Atka, Alaska (14 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 165.9 km (103 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 07:20:58 / September 1, 2016 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:20:58 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -174.306° West, latitude 52.3971° North, depth = 165.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13889605. Id of event: ak13889605.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 23 km NNW of Atka, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.306° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3971° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNW 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 2016-09-01 07:20:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-14 19:32:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 23 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 0.46 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 ak13889605 Id of event.
Event Code 13889605 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13889605, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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