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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.7241S, -178.4873WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 29 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (18 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4873 West, latitude 51.7241 North, depth = 13.2 km. Global time and date of event 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 20:41:40 / May 5, 2017 @ 8:41 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008t7i. Event ids that are associated: ak15928601, us10008t7i. The temblor was reported at 10:41:40 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.2 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and thirty-seven, in the last 10 days four hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 29 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4873° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.7241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2017-05-05 20:41:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-01 18:12:10 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 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 us10008t7i Id of event.
Event Code 10008t7i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15928601,us10008t7i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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