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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Y in Alaska

Earthquake location 62.2548S, -149.0373WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Y in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 05:26:13 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/11/15 / 2015-11-24 14:26:13 / November 24, 2015 @ 2:26 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak12055583. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12055583. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.6 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 23.6 km, -149.0373° West, 62.2548° North.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gateway, Meadow Lakes, Lakes. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km ENE of Y, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.0373° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.2548° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km ENE of Y, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-24 14:26:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-24 15:11:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 0.62 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 ak12055583 Id of event.
Event Code 12055583 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12055583, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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