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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near Ruby in Alaska



Earthquake location 65.7598S, -154.9755WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km NNE of Ruby, Alaska (72 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 0 km, -154.9755° West, 65.7598° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 15:16:08 / September 24, 2016 @ 3:16 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:16:08 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak14031000. Ids that are associated to the event: ak14031000.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five 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.

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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: 116 km NNE of Ruby, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -154.9755° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 65.7598° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 116km NNE of Ruby, 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 15:16:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 15:38:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 automatic 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 148 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 0.72 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 ak14031000 Id of event.
Event Code 14031000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14031000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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