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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Old Iliamna in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.3128S, -153.6715WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 85 km SE of Old Iliamna, Alaska (53 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak14003253. Unique identifier: ak14003253. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.8 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:59:27 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 06:59:27 / September 20, 2016 @ 6:59 am. Exact location of event, depth 104.8 km, -153.6715° West, 59.3128° North.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 85 km SE of Old Iliamna, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.6715° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.3128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km SE of Old Iliamna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-20 06:59:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-20 07:08:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 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 68 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1257641 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118.799990496 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 ak14003253 Id of event.
Event Code 14003253 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14003253, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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