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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Cantwell in Alaska



Earthquake location 63.2152S, -150.5979WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 84 km WSW of Cantwell, Alaska (52 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:13:02 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15831201. Id of event: ak15831201. Global time and date of event 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 10:13:02 / April 29, 2017 @ 10:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.4 km (79 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.5979 West, latitude 63.2152 North, depth = 127.4 km.

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

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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: 84 km WSW of Cantwell, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.5979° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.2152° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km WSW of Cantwell, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 10:13:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 10:24:19 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 0.49 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 ak15831201 Id of event.
Event Code 15831201 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15831201, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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