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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.7979S, -178.5204WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 27 km WSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (17 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.91 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008upn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16117008, us10008upn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 21:28:11 / May 8, 2017 @ 9:28 pm. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:28:11 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5204 West, latitude 51.7979 North, depth = 6.91 km.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and ninety-two, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km WSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5204° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.7979° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km WSW 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 2017-05-08 21:28:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-25 04:34:04 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 168 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 0.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us10008upn Id of event.
Event Code 10008upn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16117008,us10008upn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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