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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.6524S, -178.4795WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 34 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (21 miles). Global time and date of event 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 07:15:14 / May 14, 2017 @ 7:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:15:14 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008x9k. Event ids that are associated: ak16032210, us10008x9k. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4795 West, latitude 51.6524 North, depth = 8.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.7 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days five hundred, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4795° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.6524° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km 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 2017-05-14 07:15:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-07 09:51:35 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 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 us10008x9k Id of event.
Event Code 10008x9k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16032210,us10008x9k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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