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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.7458S, -153.1399WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 73 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska (45 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -153.1399 West, latitude 59.7458 North, depth = 101.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.6 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 01:30:49 / January 25, 2016 @ 1:30 am. The temblor was reported at 16:30:49 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak12503256. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12503256.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 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 -153.1399° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.7458° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2016-01-25 01:30:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 02:12:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 ak12503256 Id of event.
Event Code 12503256 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12503256, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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