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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Willow in Alaska



Earthquake location 61.7423S, -150.1062WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Willow in Alaska. Exact location of earthquake, -150.1062° West, 61.7423° North, depth 27 km. Id of earthquake: ak12921443. Event ids that are associated: ak12921443. The temblor was picked up at 05:21:55 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 14:21:55 / February 29, 2016 @ 2:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27 km (17 miles).

Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Eagle River (min 5000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km W of Willow, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.1062° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km W of Willow, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-29 14:21:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-29 14:46:36 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 0.79 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 ak12921443 Id of event.
Event Code 12921443 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12921443, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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