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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Haines Junction in Canada



Earthquake location 61.3142S, -140.4181WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 169 km WNW of Haines Junction, Canada (105 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:48:26 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak15424086. Unique identifier: ak15424086. Exact location of earthquake, -140.4181° West, 61.3142° North, depth 30 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 23:48:26 / February 28, 2017 @ 11:48 pm UTC/GMT.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen 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: 169 km WNW of Haines Junction, Canada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -140.4181° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3142° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 169km WNW of Haines Junction, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-28 23:48:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-28 23:53:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 199 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 0.76 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 ak15424086 Id of event.
Event Code 15424086 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15424086, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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