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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.1949S, -160.6274WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 17 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (11 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 03:07:16 / February 26, 2017 @ 3:07 am. Exact location of event, longitude -160.6274 West, latitude 55.1949 North, depth = 2.4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15395164. Id of event: ak15395164. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:07:16 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.4 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 17 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.6274° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.1949° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSW 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 2017-02-26 03:07:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-07 19:37:30 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 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 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 0.46 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 ak15395164 Id of event.
Event Code 15395164 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15395164, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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