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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Cohoe in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.068S, -151.1585WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Cohoe in Alaska on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.4 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:19:39 / 11:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: ak12890032. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12890032. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 20:19:39 / February 26, 2016 @ 8:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -151.1585 West, latitude 60.068 North, depth = 43.4 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kenai, Homer (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km SSE of Cohoe, Alaska. This information 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 -151.1585° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.068° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSE of Cohoe, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-26 20:19:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 20:45:09 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 0.85 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 ak12890032 Id of event.
Event Code 12890032 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12890032, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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