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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake strikes near Meadow Lakes in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.659S, -149.6322WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (mg/mb) was reported Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Meadow Lakes in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 07:47:02 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 12.1 km (8 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-09 04:47:02 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -149.6322 West, latitude 61.659 North, depth 12.1 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.6322° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.659° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW of Meadow Lakes, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-09 04:47:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-09 07:39:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.247935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35.99999712 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 ak11482585 Id of event.
Event Code 11482585 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ak11482585 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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