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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake strikes near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.4102S, -149.8871WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 10:47:49 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 30.3 km (19 miles). Global time of event 26/04/15 / 2015-04-26 18:47:49 / April 26, 2015 @ 6:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -149.8871 West, latitude 61.4102 North, depth 30.3 km, unique identifier, ak11569654.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.8871° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.4102° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE of Big Lake, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-04-26 18:47:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-04-26 19:15:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 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 129 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 0.91 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 ak11569654 Id of event.
Event Code 11569654 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11569654, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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