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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Sutton-Alpine in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.0856S, -148.9528WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska on Wednesday. Unique identifier: ak14094149. Ids that are associated to the event: ak14094149. The epicenter was at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 0 km, -148.9528° West, 62.0856° North. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:51:41 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 06:51:41 / September 29, 2016 @ 6:51 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Knik-Fairview, Wasilla, Meadow Lakes (min 5000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km N of Sutton-Alpine, 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 -148.9528° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.0856° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km N of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-29 06:51:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 07:10:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 130 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 1.02 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 ak14094149 Id of event.
Event Code 14094149 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14094149, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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