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



Earthquake location 63.5964S, -147.2604WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 87 km ENE of Cantwell, Alaska (54 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:54:13 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.1 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 05:54:13 / March 15, 2018 @ 5:54 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak18697102. Unique identifier: ak18697102. Exact location of earthquake, -147.2604° West, 63.5964° North, depth 1.1 km.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 87 km ENE of Cantwell, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -147.2604° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.5964° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km ENE of Cantwell, 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 05:54:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-15 05:56:37 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 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 0.49 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 ak18697102 Id of event.
Event Code 18697102 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18697102, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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