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

Earthquake location 50.8728S, 175.184WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 173 km SSW of Buldir Island, Alaska (107 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/16 / 2016-08-30 13:06:40 / August 30, 2016 @ 1:06 pm. Event id: us20006ve2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13888015, us20006ve2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:06:40 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 175.184 East, latitude 50.8728 North, depth = 15 km.

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

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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. 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: 173 km SSW of Buldir Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.184° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.8728° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 173km SSW of Buldir 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 2016-08-30 13:06:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-25 13:32:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 148 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 1.978 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 263 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 us20006ve2 Id of event.
Event Code 20006ve2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13888015,us20006ve2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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