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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Kodiak in Alaska

Earthquake location 56.153S, -149.2311WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 265 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (165 miles) on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us2000cngy. Event ids that are associated: us2000cngy. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:25:29 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.01 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -149.2311° West, latitude 56.153° North, depth = 20.01 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 21:25:29 / January 23, 2018 @ 9:25 pm.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 265 km SE of Kodiak, 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 -149.2311° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.153° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 265km SE of Kodiak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-23 21:25:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-23 23:52:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 ,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 2.457 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 242 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 us2000cngy Id of event.
Event Code 2000cngy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cngy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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