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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Houston in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.6216S, -149.8191WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Houston in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 19:59:36 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak11664286. Ids that are associated to the event: ak11664286. Global time and date of event 30/07/15 / 2015-07-30 03:59:36 / July 30, 2015 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -149.8191 West, latitude 61.6216 North, depth = 40.6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.6 km (25 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Palmer. Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 0 km S of Houston, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.8191° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.6216° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km S of Houston, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-30 03:59:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-11 17:06:20 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 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 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 0.56 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 ak11664286 Id of event.
Event Code 11664286 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11664286, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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