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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.3998S, -174.1188WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 88 km S of Atka, Alaska (55 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.92 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.1188 West, latitude 51.3998 North, depth = 29.92 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/19 / 2019-09-14 21:07:35 / September 14, 2019 @ 9:07 pm. Id of earthquake: us70005ss5. Event ids that are associated: ak019btdnvrs, us70005ss5. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:07:35 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 88 km S of Atka, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.1188° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.3998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km S of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-14 21:07:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-13 01:52:37 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 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 0.804 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 224 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 us70005ss5 Id of event.
Event Code 70005ss5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019btdnvrs,us70005ss5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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