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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Amukta Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.8747S, -171.0349WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 69 km SSE of Amukta Island, Alaska (43 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -171.0349° West, 51.8747° North, depth 25.9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.9 km (16 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13491763. Id of event: ak13491763. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 20:15:55 / April 23, 2016 @ 8:15 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:15:55 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -171.0349° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8747° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SSE of Amukta 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 2016-04-23 20:15:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 01:32:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 2.24 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 234 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 1.36 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 ak13491763 Id of event.
Event Code 13491763 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13491763, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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