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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Anchor Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 59.3407S, -152.5409WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 22:28:07 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -152.5409 West, latitude 59.3407 North, depth = 60.8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.8 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 08:28:07 / August 16, 2017 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. Event id: ak16536437. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16536437.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 62 km SW of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.5409° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.3407° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SW of Anchor Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-16 08:28:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-16 08:33:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 0.57 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 ak16536437 Id of event.
Event Code 16536437 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16536437, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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