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



Earthquake location 59.5581S, -152.6271WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Exact location, longitude -152.6271° West, latitude 59.5581° North, depth = 82.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 23:48:54 / March 2, 2017 @ 11:48 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15430400. Id of event: ak15430400. The epicenter was at a depth of 82.3 km (51 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:48:54 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Homer (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska. This data 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 -152.6271° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.5581° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-02 23:48:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 23:53:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 ak15430400 Id of event.
Event Code 15430400 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15430400, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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