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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Gustavus in Alaska



Earthquake location 58.866S, -136.2537WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 km NNW of Gustavus, Alaska (36 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -136.2537 West, latitude 58.866 North, depth = 0 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 01:37:21 / January 28, 2017 @ 1:37 am. The temblor was reported at 16:37:21 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15174003. Id of event: ak15174003.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km NNW of Gustavus, 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 -136.2537° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 58.866° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NNW of Gustavus, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-28 01:37:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 01:45:30 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 0.72 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 ak15174003 Id of event.
Event Code 15174003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15174003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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