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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Cold Bay in Alaska



Earthquake location 54.6063S, -162.0074WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 79 km SE of Cold Bay, Alaska (49 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:46:01 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -162.0074 West, latitude 54.6063 North, depth = 40.78 km. Event id: us20008ves. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15610019, us20008ves. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.78 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 19:46:01 / March 23, 2017 @ 7:46 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km SE of Cold Bay, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -162.0074° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.6063° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SE of Cold Bay, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-23 19:46:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 19:13:14 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 138 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 0.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us20008ves Id of event.
Event Code 20008ves An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15610019,us20008ves, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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