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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Sutton-Alpine in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.7176S, -148.1811WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -148.1811 West, latitude 61.7176 North, depth = 0 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:44:48 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 00:44:48 / January 28, 2018 @ 12:44 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18213169. Id of event: ak18213169. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Meadow Lakes, Wasilla, Tanaina. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska. This data 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 -148.1811° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7176° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-28 00:44:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-28 00:52:16 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 121 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 1.06 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 ak18213169 Id of event.
Event Code 18213169 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18213169, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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