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



Earthquake location 61.8703S, -149.814WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -149.814° West, latitude 61.8703° North, depth = 14.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 15:57:09 / November 5, 2016 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:57:09 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14298992. Id of event: ak14298992.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km NE of Willow, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.814° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.8703° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE 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 2016-11-05 15:57:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-06 21:24:14 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 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 0.82 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 ak14298992 Id of event.
Event Code 14298992 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14298992, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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