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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Kiska Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 50.3991S, 177.1759WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 191 km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (119 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 23:06:50 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak16761630. Unique identifier: ak16761630. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 11:06:50 / September 4, 2017 @ 11:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, 177.1759° East, 50.3991° North, depth 23.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23.5 km (15 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 191 km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.1759° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.3991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 191km S of Kiska 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 2017-09-04 11:06:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-04 18:13:14 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 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 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 0.66 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 ak16761630 Id of event.
Event Code 16761630 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16761630, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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