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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Kodiak in Alaska

Earthquake location 56.2501S, -149.3993WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 250 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (155 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.7 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: ak19599311. Ids that are associated to the event: ak19599311. Global time and date of event 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 22:28:42 / May 16, 2018 @ 10:28 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 12:28:42 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -149.3993° West, latitude 56.2501° North, depth = 4.7 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days three thousand, five hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 250 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.3993° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.2501° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 250km 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 2018-05-16 22:28:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-26 10:11:50 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 0.7 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 ak19599311 Id of event.
Event Code 19599311 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak19599311, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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