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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Kodiak in Alaska



Earthquake location 56.1085S, -149.2881WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 266 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (165 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:14:33 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak18670563. Event ids that are associated: ak18670563. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.4 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -149.2881° West, latitude 56.1085° North, depth = 11.4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 01:14:33 / March 11, 2018 @ 1:14 am UTC/GMT.

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

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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: 266 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska. This information 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 -149.2881° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.1085° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 266km 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 2018-03-11 01:14:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-16 02:05:38 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 0.78 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 ak18670563 Id of event.
Event Code 18670563 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18670563, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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