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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.5877S, -152.8931WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Id of earthquake: ak12482708. Event ids that are associated: ak12482708. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.4 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 22:36:44 / January 21, 2016 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:36:44 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -152.8931 West, latitude 59.5877 North, depth = 94.4 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 63 km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.8931° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.5877° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km WSW 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 2016-01-21 22:36:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 23:06:25 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 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 0.44 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 ak12482708 Id of event.
Event Code 12482708 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12482708, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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