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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.1232S, -177.9521WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 82 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska (51 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:24:04 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20107267. Id of event: ak20107267. Global time and date of event 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 00:24:04 / August 17, 2018 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.2 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 14.2 km, -177.9521° West, 51.1232° North.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9521° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.1232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-17 00:24:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-17 15:56:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 121 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 0.38 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 ak20107267 Id of event.
Event Code 20107267 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20107267, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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