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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Gustavus in Alaska

Earthquake location 58.3561S, -137.5829WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 108 km W of Gustavus, Alaska (67 miles). Global time and date of event 07/12/17 / 2017-12-07 20:49:11 / December 7, 2017 @ 8:49 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:49:11 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000bzdz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bzdz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.18 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -137.5829 West, latitude 58.3561 North, depth = 7.18 km.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 108 km W of Gustavus, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -137.5829° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 58.3561° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km W of Gustavus, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-07 20:49:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-03 18:08:44 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 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 ,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 0.818 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us1000bzdz Id of event.
Event Code 1000bzdz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bzdz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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