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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.0364S, -179.7642WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 52 km WSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska (32 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -179.7642° West, latitude 51.0364° North, depth = 13 km. Unique identifier: ak02051zr6ts. Ids that are associated to the event: ak02051zr6ts. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/20 / 2020-04-19 04:43:31 / April 19, 2020 @ 4:43 am. The temblor was detected at 16:43:31 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km WSW of Amatignak Island, 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 -179.7642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.0364° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km WSW of Amatignak 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 2020-04-19 04:43:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-11 01:40:02 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 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 ,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 0.59 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 ak02051zr6ts Id of event.
Event Code 02051zr6ts An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak02051zr6ts, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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