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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near False Pass in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.4919S, -163.2102WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 151 km S of False Pass, Alaska (94 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 00:17:31 / November 5, 2016 @ 12:17 am. Exact location of event, longitude -163.2102 West, latitude 53.4919 North, depth = 52.1 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.1 km (32 miles). Event id: ak14297489. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14297489. The temblor was detected at 13:17:31 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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: 151 km S of False Pass, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.2102° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.4919° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 151km S of False Pass, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-05 00:17:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 04:47:58 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 121 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 0.32 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 ak14297489 Id of event.
Event Code 14297489 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14297489, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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