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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Akutan in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.4201S, -163.9293WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 227 km SSE of Akutan, Alaska (141 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us100087bj. Event ids that are associated: ak15447712, us100087bj. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:41:28 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 13:41:28 / February 27, 2017 @ 1:41 pm. Exact location, longitude -163.9293° West, latitude 52.4201° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 227 km SSE of Akutan, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.9293° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.4201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 227km SSE of Akutan, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-27 13:41:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-15 13:45:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 168 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 2.043 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 231 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 us100087bj Id of event.
Event Code 100087bj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15447712,us100087bj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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