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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.6486S, -152.8756WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Exact location of event, longitude -152.8756 West, latitude 59.6486 North, depth = 87.6 km. The temblor was reported at 12:28:51 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.6 km (54 miles). Unique identifier: ak12808943. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12808943. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 21:28:51 / February 13, 2016 @ 9:28 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Homer (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km WSW 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 -152.8756° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.6486° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2016-02-13 21:28:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 18:35:16 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 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 60 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3593261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79.199993664001 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 ak12808943 Id of event.
Event Code 12808943 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12808943, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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