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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 12 km SSE of Chitina, Alaska



Earthquake location 61.4174S, -144.3291WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 12 km SSE of Chitina, Alaska (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:38:37 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -144.3291° West, 61.4174° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16488594. Id of event: ak16488594. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 23:38:37 / August 8, 2017 @ 11:38 pm.

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 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSE of Chitina, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -144.3291° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.4174° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE of Chitina, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-08 23:38:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-08 23:49:02 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 0.84 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 ak16488594 Id of event.
Event Code 16488594 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16488594, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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