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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Kiska Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.6382S, 177.8471WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 km SSE of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (34 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.79 km (35 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 00:07:58 / March 12, 2017 @ 12:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 177.8471 East, latitude 51.6382 North, depth = 55.79 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:07:58 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008sdg. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15468710, us20008sdg.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 nine, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 54 km SSE of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.8471° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.6382° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSE of Kiska Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-12 00:07:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-25 03:25:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 148 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 0.944 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us20008sdg Id of event.
Event Code 20008sdg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15468710,us20008sdg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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