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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near False Pass in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.464S, -163.043WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 49 km SSE of False Pass, Alaska (30 miles) on Tuesday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:10:32 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000auxr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak17067892, us1000auxr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 20:10:32 / October 17, 2017 @ 8:10 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.51 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -163.043 West, latitude 54.464 North, depth = 80.51 km.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 49 km SSE of False Pass, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -163.043° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.464° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2017-10-17 20:10:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 19:17:52 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 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 129 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 0.449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us1000auxr Id of event.
Event Code 1000auxr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak17067892,us1000auxr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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