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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Fort McPherson in Canada



Earthquake location 65.7009S, -134.3959WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 194 km S of Fort McPherson, Canada (121 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 15:04:30 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 23:04:30 / March 20, 2017 @ 11:04 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.76 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, depth 17.76 km, -134.3959° West, 65.7009° North. Unique identifier: us20008uhg. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15639054, us20008uhg.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 194 km S of Fort McPherson, Canada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -134.3959° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 65.7009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 194km S of Fort McPherson, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-20 23:04:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 05:03:24 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 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 1.162 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us20008uhg Id of event.
Event Code 20008uhg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15639054,us20008uhg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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