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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 88 km SSW of Gambell, Alaska

Earthquake location 63.0078S, -172.1307WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 88 km SSW of Gambell, Alaska (55 miles) on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18596412, us2000dcnk. Id of event: us2000dcnk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.1307 West, latitude 63.0078 North, depth = 10.08 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:31:59 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.08 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 00:31:59 / February 27, 2018 @ 12:31 am.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 88 km SSW of Gambell, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -172.1307° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.0078° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km SSW 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 2018-02-27 00:31:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 23:04:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 158 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 0.794 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 243 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 us2000dcnk Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcnk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18596412,us2000dcnk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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