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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Valdez in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.3551S, -147.5828WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 70 km WNW of Valdez, Alaska (43 miles). Unique identifier: us1000hbec. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hbec. The temblor was picked up at 13:35:50 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 22:35:50 / October 12, 2018 @ 10:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -147.5828 West, latitude 61.3551 North, depth = 27.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.25 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 70 km WNW of Valdez, 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 -147.5828° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3551° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km WNW of Valdez, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-12 22:35:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-12 23:24:52 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 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 ,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 0.425 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us1000hbec Id of event.
Event Code 1000hbec An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hbec, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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