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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.4192S, -178.4214WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 45 km W of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (28 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4214° West, 51.4192° North, depth 57.97 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 13:29:29 / May 5, 2017 @ 1:29 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.97 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008pvy. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15922467, us10008pvy. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:29:29 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-five, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 45 km W of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4214° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4192° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km W 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 2017-05-05 13:29:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-13 07:21:55 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 138 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 0.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 us10008pvy Id of event.
Event Code 10008pvy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15922467,us10008pvy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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