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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.8513S, -177.9105WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 15 km ESE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (9 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 4.8 km, -177.9105° West, 51.8513° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 08:35:12 / January 31, 2020 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: av62131116, ak0201femr8q. Unique identifier: ak0201femr8q. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:35:12 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.8 km (3 miles).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km ESE of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9105° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8513° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ESE 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 2020-01-31 08:35:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-25 05:52:12 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 129 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 ,av,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 0.58 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 ak0201femr8q Id of event.
Event Code 0201femr8q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,av62131116,ak0201femr8q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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