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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 33 km SE of Kiska Volcano, Alaska



Earthquake location 51.9093S, 177.9797WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 33 km SE of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (21 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:44:43 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 23:44:43 / September 11, 2017 @ 11:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.5 km (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16827368. Id of event: ak16827368. Exact location of event, longitude 177.9797 East, latitude 51.9093 North, depth = 140.5 km.

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

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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. 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: 33 km SE of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.9797° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.9093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SE 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 2017-09-11 23:44:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-14 22:47:53 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 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 0.36 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 ak16827368 Id of event.
Event Code 16827368 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16827368, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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