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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.7867S, -153.0556WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 68 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska (42 miles) on Sunday. Event id: ak12560165. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12560165. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:33 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 10:42:33 / January 24, 2016 @ 10:42 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -153.0556 West, latitude 59.7867 North, depth = 105 km.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-nine, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine 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.

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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: 68 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 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.0556° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.7867° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2016-01-24 10:42:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 01:08:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 reviewed 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 0.4 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 ak12560165 Id of event.
Event Code 12560165 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12560165, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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