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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Skagway in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.7658S, -136.6642WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 83 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (52 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -136.6642 West, latitude 59.7658 North, depth = 3.16 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 00:30:18 / May 2, 2017 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.16 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:30:18 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak15862875, us10008mup. Unique identifier: us10008mup.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.6642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.7658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km WNW of Skagway, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-02 00:30:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-02 01:22:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 188 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 0.561 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10008mup Id of event.
Event Code 10008mup An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15862875,us10008mup, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Daryl

    Over 95 Earthquakes and climbing in the last 24 hrs.

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