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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Haines in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.2413S, -136.0073WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 32 km W of Haines, Alaska (20 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.5 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -136.0073° West, latitude 59.2413° North, depth = 24.5 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:51:03 / 9:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 18:51:03 / August 2, 2017 @ 6:51 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16407434. Unique identifier: ak16407434.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 32 km W of Haines, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.0073° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.2413° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km W of Haines, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-02 18:51:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 18:56:22 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 121 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 1.07 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 ak16407434 Id of event.
Event Code 16407434 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16407434, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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