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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, Sverdrup Islands, Nunavut, Canada

Earthquake location 78.2117S, -105.6606WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported Sverdrup Islands, Nunavut, Canada (0 miles) on Monday. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:48:11 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008d5i. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008d5i. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 22:48:11 / March 13, 2017 @ 10:48 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -105.6606° West, latitude 78.2117° North, depth = 10 km.

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: Sverdrup Islands, Nunavut, Canada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -105.6606° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 78.2117° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Sverdrup Islands, Nunavut, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-13 22:48:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-29 21:18:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 188 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 ,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 4.344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008d5i Id of event.
Event Code 10008d5i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008d5i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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