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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Atka in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.772S, -173.0579WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 100 km NE of Atka, Alaska (62 miles). Exact location of event, depth 207.41 km, -173.0579° West, 52.772° North. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:57:03 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 23:57:03 / September 11, 2017 @ 11:57 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000amy6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16820828, us2000amy6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 207.41 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 100 km NE of Atka, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.0579° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.772° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 207.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km NE of Atka, 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 23:57:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-18 04:32:24 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 178 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 ,ak,us, 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 0.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us2000amy6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000amy6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16820828,us2000amy6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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