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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Y in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.2126S, -149.631WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Y in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 19:46:09 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.3 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 04:46:09 / August 16, 2017 @ 4:46 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16535721. Unique identifier: ak16535721. Exact location of event, longitude -149.631 West, latitude 62.2126 North, depth = 48.3 km.

Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gateway, Palmer, Wasilla (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km ENE of Y, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.2126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ENE of Y, 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 04:46:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-16 04:49:18 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 0.18 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 ak16535721 Id of event.
Event Code 16535721 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16535721, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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