Earthquakes today

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

Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.233S, -178.2175WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 62 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska (39 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.82 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:17:11 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.2175 West, latitude 51.233 North, depth = 29.82 km. Id of earthquake: us2000ckcz. Event ids that are associated: ak18047259, us2000ckcz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/18 / 2018-01-14 09:17:11 / January 14, 2018 @ 9:17 am.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel anything?

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: 62 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.2175° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.233° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-14 09:17:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-28 07:50:20 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 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 0.492 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 229 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 us2000ckcz Id of event.
Event Code 2000ckcz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18047259,us2000ckcz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply