Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.5239S, -173.1187WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (51 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16882769. Id of event: ak16882769. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 16:01:36 / September 23, 2017 @ 4:01 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.1187 West, latitude 52.5239 North, depth = 175.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 175.5 km (109 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:01:36 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter).

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

Did you feel the quake?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 82 km ENE of Atka, Alaska.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.1187° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.5239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 175.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km ENE 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 2017-09-23 16:01:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-27 18:32:00 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 138 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 0.51 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 ak16882769 Id of event.
Event Code 16882769 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16882769, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply