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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Skagway in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.8245S, -136.679WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 87 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (54 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.05 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:32:08 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -136.679 West, latitude 59.8245 North, depth = 7.05 km. Global time and date of event 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 14:32:08 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008rl6. Event ids that are associated: ak16020516, us10008rl6.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 87 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.679° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8245° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km WNW of Skagway, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-01 14:32:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-17 13:35:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 reviewed 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us, 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 0.57 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us10008rl6 Id of event.
Event Code 10008rl6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16020516,us10008rl6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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