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



Earthquake location 59.712S, -136.7927WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 88 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (55 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.97 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -136.7927 West, latitude 59.712 North, depth = 6.97 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16175524, us20009kz9. Unique identifier: us20009kz9. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:05:32 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/06/17 / 2017-06-06 17:05:32 / June 6, 2017 @ 5:05 pm.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km WNW of Skagway, 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 -136.7927° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.712° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km 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 2017-06-06 17:05:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-06 18:17:17 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 0.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us20009kz9 Id of event.
Event Code 20009kz9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16175524,us20009kz9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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