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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag has occurred near Sand Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 55.092S, -160.5491WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 27 km S of Sand Point, Alaska (17 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -160.5491° West, 55.092° North. Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 11:42:01 / February 16, 2017 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ak15278136. Event ids that are associated: ak15278136. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:42:01 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-five 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km S of Sand Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.5491° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.092° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km S of Sand Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-16 11:42:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 19:18:58 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 2.85 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 211 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 0.56 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 ak15278136 Id of event.
Event Code 15278136 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15278136, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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