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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Sutton-Alpine in Alaska



Earthquake location 61.7314S, -148.267WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska on Thursday. Unique identifier: ak15252846. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15252846. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -148.267° West, 61.7314° North. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:46:18 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 04:46:18 / February 10, 2017 @ 4:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Meadow Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 31 km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.267° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7314° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-10 04:46:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 04:51:54 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 0.98 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 ak15252846 Id of event.
Event Code 15252846 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15252846, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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