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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska



Earthquake location 52.3952S, 173.7563WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (0 miles) on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16359244. Id of event: ak16359244. The temblor was reported at 18:36:36 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 18:36:36 / July 21, 2017 @ 6:36 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.7 km (18 miles). Exact location, longitude 173.7563° East, latitude 52.3952° North, depth = 29.7 km.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.7563° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3952° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-21 18:36:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-09 21:48:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 178 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 0.49 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 ak16359244 Id of event.
Event Code 16359244 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16359244, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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