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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Sutton-Alpine in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.045S, -148.8997WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 11:00:44 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 20:00:44 / March 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.1 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -148.8997 West, latitude 62.045 North, depth = 20.1 km. Unique identifier: ak18822670. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18822670.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Meadow Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km N of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.8997° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.045° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-29 20:00:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-29 20:11:57 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 0.78 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 ak18822670 Id of event.
Event Code 18822670 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18822670, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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