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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Gambell in Alaska

Earthquake location 63.2526S, -173.0593WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 88 km SW of Gambell, Alaska (55 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:04:15 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 17:04:15 / January 17, 2018 @ 5:04 pm. Unique identifier: ak18122329. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18122329. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.1 km (29 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.0593° West, latitude 63.2526° North, depth = 47.1 km.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km SW of Gambell, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.0593° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.2526° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km SW of Gambell, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-17 17:04:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-20 03:46:28 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 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 0.92 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 other event Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak18122329 Id of event.
Event Code 18122329 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18122329, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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