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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag has occurred near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.4S, -178.6WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported 38 km ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska (24 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.6 km (1 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Amatignak Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 17:01:00 / May 8, 2017 @ 5:01 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17128002. Unique identifier: pt17128002. Exact location of event, longitude -178.6 West, latitude 51.4 North, depth = 1.6 km. The temblor was detected at 07:01:00 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km ENE of Amatignak Island, 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 17:01:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-08 17:09:56 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 1 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 12 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 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.399985888 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17128002 Id of event.
Event Code 17128002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17128002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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