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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 31 km SSW of Cohoe, Alaska

Earthquake location 60.1302S, -151.6172WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Cohoe in Alaska on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 01:06:53 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.6172 West, latitude 60.1302 North, depth = 72.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.9 km (45 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 10:06:53 / January 18, 2016 @ 10:06 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak12466795. Unique identifier: ak12466795.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Homer, Kenai (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and one 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. 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: 31 km SSW of Cohoe, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.6172° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.1302° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SSW of Cohoe, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-18 10:06:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 10:51:29 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 0.69 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 ak12466795 Id of event.
Event Code 12466795 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12466795, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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