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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Skagway in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.909S, -136.5574WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 86 km NW of Skagway, Alaska (53 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:21 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -136.5574° West, latitude 59.909° North, depth = 0 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 06:04:21 / May 2, 2017 @ 6:04 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak15868123. Unique identifier: ak15868123.

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-six, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 86 km NW of Skagway, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.5574° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.909° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NW 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 06:04:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-02 06:13:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 automatic 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 235 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 ak15868123 Id of event.
Event Code 15868123 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15868123, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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