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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.6845S, -178.466WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (0 miles). Unique identifier: ak16009689. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16009689. Global time and date of event 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 12:29:31 / May 9, 2017 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.2 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.466° West, 51.6845° North, depth 6.2 km. The temblor was reported at 12:29:31 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.466° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.6845° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.2 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 2017-05-09 12:29:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-25 02:09:08 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 148 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 0.6 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 ak16009689 Id of event.
Event Code 16009689 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16009689, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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