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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.8117S, 178.4565WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (9 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 14:38:30 / September 24, 2016 @ 2:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:38:30 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14030992. Id of event: ak14030992. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.4565 East, latitude 51.8117 North, depth = 100.9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.9 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 15 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.4565° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8117° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSW of Little Sitkin 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 2016-09-24 14:38:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 22:02:33 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 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 0.31 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 ak14030992 Id of event.
Event Code 14030992 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14030992, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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