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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Cold Bay in Alaska



Earthquake location 55.1329S, -162.9435WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 km WSW of Cold Bay, Alaska (9 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -162.9435 West, latitude 55.1329 North, depth = 117.9 km. The temblor was reported at 04:10:01 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 13:10:01 / April 1, 2018 @ 1:10 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000dw5r. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18883369, us2000dw5r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.9 km (73 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 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km WSW of Cold Bay, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -162.9435° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.1329° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WSW of Cold Bay, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-01 13:10:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-09 20:10:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 0.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us2000dw5r Id of event.
Event Code 2000dw5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18883369,us2000dw5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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