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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Ester in Alaska

Earthquake location 65.1456S, -148.8384WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ester in Alaska on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.9 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:09:02 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak11684282. Unique identifier: ak11684282. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -148.8384 West, latitude 65.1456 North, depth = 15.9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/15 / 2015-08-24 07:09:02 / August 24, 2015 @ 7:09 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Fairbanks (c. 31 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Badger (c. 19 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from College (c. 13 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Badger, Fairbanks, College (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km NW of Ester, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.8384° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 65.1456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km NW of Ester, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-24 07:09:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-24 07:32:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 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 0.74 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 ak11684282 Id of event.
Event Code 11684282 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11684282, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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