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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 83 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska



Earthquake location 59.8489S, -136.5788WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 83 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (52 miles). Unique identifier: ak15978665. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15978665. The epicenter was at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 04:38:03 / May 8, 2017 @ 4:38 am. Exact location of event, longitude -136.5788 West, latitude 59.8489 North, depth = 0 km. The temblor was reported at 20:38:03 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.5788° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8489° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 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 2017-05-08 04:38:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-08 04:44:30 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 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 168 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 0.88 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 ak15978665 Id of event.
Event Code 15978665 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15978665, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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