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

Earthquake location 51.1069S, -178.6887WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 34 km ESE of Amatignak Island, Alaska (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.6887° West, 51.1069° North, depth 39.97 km. The temblor was reported at 06:53:36 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak18575600, us2000dbar. Unique identifier: us2000dbar. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.97 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 18:53:36 / March 2, 2018 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 34 km ESE of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6887° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.1069° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km ESE 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 2018-03-02 18:53:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 17:07:06 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 0.677 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 us2000dbar Id of event.
Event Code 2000dbar An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18575600,us2000dbar, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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