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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.6839S, -152.7818WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 23:55:13 / October 26, 2015 @ 11:55 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -152.7818° West, 59.6839° North, depth 58.3 km. The temblor was detected at 15:55:13 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11755517. Id of event: ak11755517. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.3 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 54 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska. This data 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 -152.7818° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.6839° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km W of Anchor Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-26 23:55:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 00:25:05 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 0.75 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 ak11755517 Id of event.
Event Code 11755517 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11755517, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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