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



Earthquake location 53.4418S, -163.2921WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 157 km S of False Pass, Alaska (98 miles) on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -163.2921° West, latitude 53.4418° North, depth = 40.3 km. The temblor was reported at 21:23:49 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.3 km (25 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14308724. Id of event: ak14308724. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 08:23:49 / October 31, 2016 @ 8:23 am.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 157 km S of False Pass, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.2921° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 53.4418° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 157km S of False Pass, 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 08:23:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-07 21:17:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 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 15 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 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 244.799980416 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 ak14308724 Id of event.
Event Code 14308724 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14308724, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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