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



Earthquake location 55.8761S, -149.285WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 285 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (177 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -149.285° West, latitude 55.8761° North, depth = 18.68 km. The temblor was reported at 15:42:53 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 01:42:53 / March 7, 2018 @ 1:42 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.68 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18694328, us1000d3ze. Id of event: us1000d3ze.

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 one hundred and fourty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and sixty and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and seventy-seven 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 285 km SE of Kodiak, 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 -149.285° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.8761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 285km 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 2018-03-07 01:42:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-20 22:16:49 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us, 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 2.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 218 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 us1000d3ze Id of event.
Event Code 1000d3ze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18694328,us1000d3ze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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