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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Nikolski in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.8673S, -169.621WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 51 km W of Nikolski, Alaska (32 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 15:02:14 / March 28, 2017 @ 3:02 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:02:14 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -169.621 West, latitude 52.8673 North, depth = 6.71 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak15644143, us10008dpl. Unique identifier: us10008dpl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.71 km (4 miles).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 51 km W of Nikolski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -169.621° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.8673° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km W of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-28 15:02:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-11 13:35:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 3.94 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 211 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 0.172 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us10008dpl Id of event.
Event Code 10008dpl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15644143,us10008dpl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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