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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 115 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

Earthquake location 50.9321S, 178.8715WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 115 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (71 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.43 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000796x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14333969, us1000796x. Exact location, longitude 178.8715° East, latitude 50.9321° North, depth = 9.43 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:43:22 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 11:43:22 / November 14, 2016 @ 11:43 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 115 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.8715° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.9321° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 115km SSE of Little Sitkin 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 2016-11-14 11:43:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-29 09:21:04 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 121 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 0.521 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 us1000796x Id of event.
Event Code 1000796x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14333969,us1000796x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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