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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Fishhook in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.898S, -149.1774WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Fishhook in Alaska on Monday. Global time and date of event 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 23:12:50 / October 31, 2016 @ 11:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 30.73 km, -149.1774° West, 61.898° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.73 km (19 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:12:50 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100073bs. Ids that are associated to the event: us100073bs.

The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River, Knik-Fairview (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 17 km N of Fishhook, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.1774° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.898° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km N of Fishhook, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-31 23:12:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-01 00:01:12 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 reviewed 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, 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 0.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us100073bs Id of event.
Event Code 100073bs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073bs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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