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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Kodiak in Alaska

Earthquake location 56.0485S, -149.9605WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 244 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (152 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 21:01:30 / February 18, 2018 @ 9:01 pm. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:01:30 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: ak18450703. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18450703. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9605 West, latitude 56.0485 North, depth = 10 km.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty-four, in the past 30 days two thousand, two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and eighteen 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 244 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9605° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.0485° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 244km 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 2018-02-18 21:01:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 17:11:32 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 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 0.61 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 ak18450703 Id of event.
Event Code 18450703 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18450703, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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