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

Earthquake location 59.7239S, -136.6852WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 82 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (51 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:54:55 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008mi2. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15854991, us10008mi2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.07 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -136.6852° West, latitude 59.7239° North, depth = 10.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 14:54:55 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:54 pm.

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.6852° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.7239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 14:54:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-17 20:01:51 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 0.542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10008mi2 Id of event.
Event Code 10008mi2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15854991,us10008mi2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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