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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Kodiak in Alaska

Earthquake location 56.184S, -149.7375WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 241 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (150 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 05:33:52 / March 16, 2018 @ 5:33 am. Unique identifier: us1000d8pe. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18699621, us1000d8pe. Exact location of event, longitude -149.7375 West, latitude 56.184 North, depth = 21.16 km. The temblor was reported at 19:33:52 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.16 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days seven hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 241 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.7375° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.184° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 241km SE of Kodiak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-16 05:33:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-29 11:01:53 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 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 2.217 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219 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 us1000d8pe Id of event.
Event Code 1000d8pe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18699621,us1000d8pe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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