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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Talkeetna in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.7286S, -150.9879WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 63 km NW of Talkeetna, Alaska (39 miles). Exact location of event, depth 66.5 km, -150.9879° West, 62.7286° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.5 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: ak16796347. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16796347. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:59 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 07:48:59 / September 10, 2017 @ 7:48 am.

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

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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: 63 km NW of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.9879° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.7286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NW of Talkeetna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-10 07:48:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-10 07:55:47 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 0.69 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 ak16796347 Id of event.
Event Code 16796347 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16796347, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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