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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 26 km NNE of Yakutat, Alaska



Earthquake location 59.7525S, -139.4811WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 26 km NNE of Yakutat, Alaska (16 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:18:16 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.3 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 17.3 km, -139.4811° West, 59.7525° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 02:18:16 / May 22, 2017 @ 2:18 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16099390, us10008u34. Unique identifier: us10008u34.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 26 km NNE of Yakutat, 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 -139.4811° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.7525° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NNE of Yakutat, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-22 02:18:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-12 01:07:34 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 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 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 us10008u34 Id of event.
Event Code 10008u34 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16099390,us10008u34, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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