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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Arctic Village in Alaska

Earthquake location 68.6365S, -145.5465WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 56 km N of Arctic Village, Alaska (35 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/15 / 2015-12-15 22:07:42 / December 15, 2015 @ 10:07 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:07:42 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -145.5465° West, 68.6365° North, depth 33.2 km. Unique identifier: ak12282216. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12282216. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.2 km (21 miles).

Every 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 six 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km N of Arctic Village, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -145.5465° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 68.6365° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km N of Arctic Village, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-15 22:07:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-15 22:44:25 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 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 1.49 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 ak12282216 Id of event.
Event Code 12282216 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12282216, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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