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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Redoubt Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.5985S, -153.0582WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 21 km NW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -153.0582° West, 60.5985° North, depth 134.9 km. Global time and date of event 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 18:06:52 / December 23, 2016 @ 6:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:06:52 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak14780716. Event ids that are associated: ak14780716. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 134.9 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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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. 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: 21 km NW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.0582° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.5985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 18:06:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 18:22:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 automatic 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 ak14780716 Id of event.
Event Code 14780716 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14780716, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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