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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.5613S, -178.4468WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 41 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (25 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.9 km (4 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:07:33 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak019gofp5fk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: av62117271, ak019gofp5fk. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4468 West, latitude 51.5613 North, depth = 6.9 km. Global time and date of event 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 06:07:33 / December 29, 2019 @ 6:07 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 41 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4468° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.5613° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-29 06:07:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-08 01:41:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 138 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 ,av,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 0.66 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 ak019gofp5fk Id of event.
Event Code 019gofp5fk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,av62117271,ak019gofp5fk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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