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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.5945S, 178.9256WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 48 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (30 miles). Exact location of event, depth 54.45 km, 178.9256° East, 51.5945° North. Event id: us6000870c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0202rd0y9k, us6000870c. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.45 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:03:09 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 08:03:09 / February 29, 2020 @ 8:03 am.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 48 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.9256° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.5945° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SE 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 2020-02-29 08:03:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-14 11:52:59 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 211 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 0.319 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000870c Id of event.
Event Code 6000870c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0202rd0y9k,us6000870c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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