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



Earthquake location 61.7214S, -149.7065WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Houston in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 11:41:45 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.4 km (22 miles). Event id: ak15492649. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15492649. Exact location of event, depth 35.4 km, -149.7065° West, 61.7214° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 20:41:45 / March 14, 2017 @ 8:41 pm.

Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 11 km NNE of Houston, Alaska. This data 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 -149.7065° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7214° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNE of Houston, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-14 20:41:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 20:49:46 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 0.82 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 ak15492649 Id of event.
Event Code 15492649 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15492649, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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