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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 102 km S of Atka, Alaska

Earthquake location 51.2864S, -173.9939WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 102 km S of Atka, Alaska (63 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.9939 West, latitude 51.2864 North, depth = 29.4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/16 / 2016-03-14 01:13:32 / March 14, 2016 @ 1:13 am. The temblor was reported at 13:13:32 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.4 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12974253. Id of event: ak12974253.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 102 km S of Atka, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.9939° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.2864° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km S 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 2016-03-14 01:13:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-20 00:40:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 121 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 0.61 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 ak12974253 Id of event.
Event Code 12974253 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12974253, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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