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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.5389S, -177.9031WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 41 km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 01:55:37 / September 21, 2019 @ 1:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9031 West, latitude 51.5389 North, depth = 61.3 km. The temblor was reported at 15:55:37 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak019c4msxbg. Ids that are associated to the event: ak019c4msxbg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.3 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 41 km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9031° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.5389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SSE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-21 01:55:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-17 20:10:36 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 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 0.31 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 ak019c4msxbg Id of event.
Event Code 019c4msxbg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019c4msxbg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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