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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Homer in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.1145S, -152.4339WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Homer in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 02:25:37 / March 15, 2018 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. Event id: ak18696809. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18696809. The temblor was reported at 16:25:37 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 58.3 km, -152.4339° West, 59.1145° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.3 km (36 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 77 km SW of Homer, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.4339° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.1145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km SW of Homer, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-15 02:25:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-15 02:32:02 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 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 0.54 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 ak18696809 Id of event.
Event Code 18696809 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18696809, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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