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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 49 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.4939S, -178.4809WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 49 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (30 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 23:24:27 / September 16, 2016 @ 11:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: ak13995882. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13995882. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4809 West, latitude 51.4939 North, depth = 16 km. The temblor was reported at 14:24:27 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 49 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4939° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-16 23:24:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-21 00:45:37 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 129 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 26 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 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194.399984448 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 ak13995882 Id of event.
Event Code 13995882 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13995882, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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