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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag strikes near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.851S, -177.8636667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 19 km E of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (12 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.86 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: av62127366. Unique identifier: av62127366. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:14:57 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.8636667 West, latitude 51.851 North, depth = 4.86 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 07:14:57 / January 23, 2020 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT.

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km E of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.8636667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.851° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km E 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 2020-01-23 07:14:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-24 19:47:31 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 124 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network av The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,av, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04757 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 av62127366 Id of event.
Event Code 62127366 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,av62127366, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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