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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Sutton-Alpine in Alaska



Earthquake location 61.7369S, -148.1861WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -148.1861 West, latitude 61.7369 North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 15:20:48 / June 21, 2017 @ 3:20 pm. Unique identifier: ak16210582. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16210582. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:20:48 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meadow Lakes, Wasilla, Tanaina.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km E of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.1861° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7369° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km E of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-21 15:20:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-21 15:23:32 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 129 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 0.24 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 ak16210582 Id of event.
Event Code 16210582 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16210582, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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