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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Atka in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.5489S, -173.4417WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 64 km NE of Atka, Alaska (40 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -173.4417° West, 52.5489° North, depth 96.12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.12 km (60 miles). Global time and date of event 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 17:22:41 / March 23, 2017 @ 5:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:22:41 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008ven. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15608755, us20008ven.

Each 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 64 km NE of Atka, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.4417° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.5489° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km NE of Atka, 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 17:22:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 17:40:01 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 129 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 1.671 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us20008ven Id of event.
Event Code 20008ven An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15608755,us20008ven, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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