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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near False Pass in Alaska



Earthquake location 53.4087S, -163.3225WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 160 km S of False Pass, Alaska (99 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 07:27:44 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak15775576, us10008kub. Unique identifier: us10008kub. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -163.3225° West, 53.4087° North. Global time and date of event 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 18:27:44 / April 17, 2017 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 160 km S of False Pass, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.3225° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.4087° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 160km S of False Pass, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-17 18:27:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-15 16:35:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 121 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 1.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 215 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 us10008kub Id of event.
Event Code 10008kub An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15775576,us10008kub, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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