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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Nikiski in Alaska



Earthquake location 61.1119S, -151.0442WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 10:59:05 / July 5, 2017 @ 10:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -151.0442° West, latitude 61.1119° North, depth = 63.9 km. Id of earthquake: ak16260124. Event ids that are associated: ak16260124. The temblor was reported at 01:59:05 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.9 km (40 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kenai, Anchorage (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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: 48 km NNE of Nikiski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.0442° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.1119° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNE of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-05 10:59:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-05 11:03:27 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 0.69 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 ak16260124 Id of event.
Event Code 16260124 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16260124, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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