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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Talkeetna in Alaska

Earthquake location 63.015S, -150.9858WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 89 km NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska (55 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -150.9858° West, 63.015° North, depth 117.8 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/15 / 2015-08-23 03:27:05 / August 23, 2015 @ 3:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.8 km (73 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:27:05 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak11683532. Ids that are associated to the event: ak11683532.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.9858° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.015° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-23 03:27:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-23 03:38:28 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 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 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 0.29 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 ak11683532 Id of event.
Event Code 11683532 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11683532, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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