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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Atka in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.506S, -173.0537WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 110 km SE of Atka, Alaska (68 miles). Event id: ak14098022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14098022. The temblor was picked up at 03:24:59 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.7 km (30 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 15:24:59 / September 29, 2016 @ 3:24 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -173.0537 West, latitude 51.506 North, depth = 47.7 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 110 km SE of Atka, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.0537° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.506° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 110km SE 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 2016-09-29 15:24:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 17:35:06 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 138 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 0.63 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 ak14098022 Id of event.
Event Code 14098022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14098022, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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