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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.8429S, 178.379WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (9 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 115.8 km, 178.379° East, 51.8429° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16170541. Id of event: ak16170541. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:14:14 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 19:14:14 / June 3, 2017 @ 7:14 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 115.8 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two 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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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. 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: 14 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.379° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8429° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SW of Little Sitkin 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 2017-06-03 19:14:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 21:11:00 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 158 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, 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 0.46 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 ak16170541 Id of event.
Event Code 16170541 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16170541, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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