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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Sand Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 55.1132S, -160.562WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 25 km S of Sand Point, Alaska (16 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/17 / 2017-02-14 18:40:34 / February 14, 2017 @ 6:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:40:34 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15268216, us20008lk1. Id of event: us20008lk1. Exact location, longitude -160.562° West, latitude 55.1132° North, depth = 7.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.5 km (5 miles).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 25 km S of Sand Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.562° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.1132° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km 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 2017-02-14 18:40:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-03 21:32:45 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 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 138 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 0.241 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205 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 us20008lk1 Id of event.
Event Code 20008lk1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15268216,us20008lk1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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