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



Earthquake location 61.7679S, -148.7071WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 15:54:52 / August 13, 2017 @ 3:54 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1.1 km (1 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -148.7071 West, latitude 61.7679 North, depth = 1.1 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16513698. Id of event: ak16513698. The temblor was picked up at 06:54:52 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River, Knik-Fairview (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.7071° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE 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 2017-08-13 15:54:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-13 16:02:04 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 1.01 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 ak16513698 Id of event.
Event Code 16513698 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16513698, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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