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



Earthquake location 60.8724S, -149.8488WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.7 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:24:00 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -149.8488° West, 60.8724° North, depth 35.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 05:24:00 / February 26, 2017 @ 5:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15396233. Id of event: ak15396233.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Knik-Fairview, Sterling, Eagle River (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km S of Anchorage, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.8488° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.8724° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S of Anchorage, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-26 05:24:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-26 05:30:54 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 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 0.4 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 ak15396233 Id of event.
Event Code 15396233 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15396233, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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