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Minor earthquake 3.8 mag, 56 km SE of Amatignak Island, Alaska



Earthquake location 50.9616S, -178.4664WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 56 km SE of Amatignak Island, Alaska (35 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4664 West, latitude 50.9616 North, depth = 35.69 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 22:01:06 / August 9, 2017 @ 10:01 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.69 km (22 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:01:06 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6ns, ak16490244. Id of event: us2000a6ns.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km SE of Amatignak Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4664° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.9616° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SE 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 2017-08-09 22:01:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-09 22:21:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 2.59 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 222 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 ,us,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 1.213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000a6ns Id of event.
Event Code 2000a6ns An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a6ns,ak16490244, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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