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Minor earthquake 3.7 mag, 75 km S of Nikolski, Alaska



Earthquake location 52.2684S, -169.0522WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 75 km S of Nikolski, Alaska (47 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -169.0522° West, 52.2684° North, depth 17.4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 03:39:38 / August 16, 2017 @ 3:39 am. Event id: ak16535056. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16535056. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.4 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:39:38 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 75 km S of Nikolski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -169.0522° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.2684° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km S of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-16 03:39:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-30 19:47:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 211 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 0.54 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 ak16535056 Id of event.
Event Code 16535056 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16535056, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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