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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.7365S, -178.401WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 24 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:14:56 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 17:14:56 / May 9, 2017 @ 5:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -178.401° West, 51.7365° North, depth 18.6 km. Event id: us10008v6v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16015864, us10008v6v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.6 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and seventy-five, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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. 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: 24 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.401° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.7365° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km 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 2017-05-09 17:14:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 15:52:20 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 138 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 0.78 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 us10008v6v Id of event.
Event Code 10008v6v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16015864,us10008v6v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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