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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.8451S, -160.9014WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 60 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (37 miles). Global time and date of event 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 19:30:18 / March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.7 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -160.9014 West, latitude 54.8451 North, depth = 70.7 km. Unique identifier: ak15648702. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15648702. The temblor was reported at 10:30:18 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.9014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.8451° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2017-03-30 19:30:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 15:32:09 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 168 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 0.38 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 ak15648702 Id of event.
Event Code 15648702 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15648702, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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