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

Earthquake location 52.3588S, -168.6164WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 66 km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska (41 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -168.6164 West, latitude 52.3588 North, depth = 65.36 km. The temblor was reported at 08:03:59 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 65.36 km (41 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 19:03:59 / May 17, 2016 @ 7:03 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13590389, us10005jh8. Id of event: us10005jh8.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 66 km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.6164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3588° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-17 19:03:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-12 16:02:36 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 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 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 0.631 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 us10005jh8 Id of event.
Event Code 10005jh8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13590389,us10005jh8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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