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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.3127S, -173.5594WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 45 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (28 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 07:29:34 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 177.7 km (110 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.5594 West, latitude 52.3127 North, depth = 177.7 km. Id of earthquake: ak18691775. Event ids that are associated: ak18691775. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 17:29:34 / March 12, 2018 @ 5:29 pm.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km ENE of Atka, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.5594° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3127° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 177.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 2018-03-12 17:29:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-16 01:41:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 0.41 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 ak18691775 Id of event.
Event Code 18691775 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18691775, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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