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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.326S, -178.2415WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2415 West, latitude 51.326 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008w6i. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16016407, us10008w6i. The temblor was picked up at 15:49:27 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 01:49:27 / May 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.2415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-10 01:49:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 02:27:45 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 0.524 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 213 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 us10008w6i Id of event.
Event Code 10008w6i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16016407,us10008w6i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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