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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.1985S, -175.0028WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 124 km SSW of Atka, Alaska (77 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0204vmkl7f. Id of event: ak0204vmkl7f. Exact location of event, longitude -175.0028 West, latitude 51.1985 North, depth = 17.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 19:49:08 / April 15, 2020 @ 7:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.3 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:49:08 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 124 km SSW of Atka, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.0028° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.1985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 124km SSW of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-15 19:49:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-02 22:51:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 158 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 0.62 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 ak0204vmkl7f Id of event.
Event Code 0204vmkl7f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0204vmkl7f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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