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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Sand Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 54.4183S, -161.4016WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 117 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (73 miles). Id of earthquake: ak12500119. Event ids that are associated: ak12500119. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 16:49:57 / January 24, 2016 @ 4:49 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:49:57 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -161.4016 West, latitude 54.4183 North, depth = 12.9 km.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 117 km SSW of Sand 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 -161.4016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.4183° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117km SSW of Sand 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 16:49:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 01:07:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 0.57 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 ak12500119 Id of event.
Event Code 12500119 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12500119, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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