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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 38 km WNW of Nikiski, Alaska



Earthquake location 60.7913S, -151.9681WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:44:41 / 4:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.3 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak14778404. Event ids that are associated: ak14778404. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.9681 West, latitude 60.7913 North, depth = 98.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 01:44:41 / December 23, 2016 @ 1:44 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km WNW of Nikiski, 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 -151.9681° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.7913° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WNW of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 01:44:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 01:49:04 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 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 0.48 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 ak14778404 Id of event.
Event Code 14778404 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14778404, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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