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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 50 km ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.4781S, -178.4718WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 50 km ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4718 West, latitude 51.4781 North, depth = 14.17 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.17 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:48:25 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 22:48:25 / May 10, 2017 @ 10:48 pm. Event id: us10008wcg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16017936, us10008wcg.

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

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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. 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: 50 km ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4718° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4781° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km ENE 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 22:48:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 03:24:20 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 129 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 0.349 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 197 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 us10008wcg Id of event.
Event Code 10008wcg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16017936,us10008wcg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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