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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.4389S, -178.2236WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 49 km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (30 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2236 West, latitude 51.4389 North, depth = 21.23 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:31:47 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.23 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 22:31:47 / April 20, 2017 @ 10:31 pm. Id of earthquake: us10008lc2. Event ids that are associated: ak15795375, us10008lc2.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six 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. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.2236° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-20 22:31:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 04:16:03 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 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 148 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 0.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us10008lc2 Id of event.
Event Code 10008lc2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15795375,us10008lc2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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