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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Amukta Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.8366S, -171.3868WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska (45 miles) on Thursday. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:50:17 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20007frn. Event ids that are associated: ak14250359, us20007frn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.3868 West, latitude 51.8366 North, depth = 37.39 km. Global time and date of event 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 15:50:17 / October 20, 2016 @ 3:50 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.39 km (23 miles).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -171.3868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8366° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km S of Amukta 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 2016-10-20 15:50:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-21 16:17:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 199 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 1.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 us20007frn Id of event.
Event Code 20007frn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14250359,us20007frn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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