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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Y in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.0934S, -149.66WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Y in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 21:55:53 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.66 West, latitude 62.0934 North, depth = 20 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14318497. Id of event: ak14318497. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 06:55:53 / November 12, 2016 @ 6:55 am.

Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Palmer, Gateway.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SE of Y, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.66° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.0934° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SE of Y, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-12 06:55:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 07:12:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 121 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 0.7 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 ak14318497 Id of event.
Event Code 14318497 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14318497, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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