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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.7649S, 178.6277WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 22 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (14 miles) on Wednesday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:49:35 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.57 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 21:49:35 / October 2, 2019 @ 9:49 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 178.6277 East, latitude 51.7649 North, depth = 99.57 km. Id of earthquake: us6000626n. Event ids that are associated: ak019cn5l4qi, us6000626n.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 22 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.6277° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.7649° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSE of Little Sitkin 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 2019-10-02 21:49:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-25 05:20:39 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 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 0.171 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us6000626n Id of event.
Event Code 6000626n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019cn5l4qi,us6000626n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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