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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near False Pass in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.616S, -162.3102WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 259 km SSE of False Pass, Alaska (161 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:29:38 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000adqd. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16749979, us2000adqd. Global time and date of event 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 08:29:38 / August 19, 2017 @ 8:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -162.3102° West, 52.616° North, depth 10 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 259 km SSE of False Pass, 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 -162.3102° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.616° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 259km SSE of False Pass, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-19 08:29:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-07 12:39:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 reviewed 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us, 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 2.271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 231 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 us2000adqd Id of event.
Event Code 2000adqd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16749979,us2000adqd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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