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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.7737S, -178.5264WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 21:40:01 / May 8, 2017 @ 9:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16117016. Unique identifier: ak16117016. Exact location, longitude -178.5264° West, latitude 51.7737° North, depth = 19.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.2 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:40:01 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5264° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.7737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, 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 21:40:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-24 00:40:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 0.57 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 ak16117016 Id of event.
Event Code 16117016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16117016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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