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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.6644S, -178.3976WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 30 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3976 West, latitude 51.6644 North, depth = 30.25 km. The temblor was detected at 12:42:21 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 22:42:21 / May 8, 2017 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.25 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008uqn. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16117058, us10008uqn.

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and seventy, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 30 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.3976° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.6644° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SW 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 22:42:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-26 04:52:41 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 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 0.248 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 178 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 us10008uqn Id of event.
Event Code 10008uqn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16117058,us10008uqn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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