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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, Southern Alaska

Earthquake location 61.4895S, -149.9453WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes Southern Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Southern Alaska on Friday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:21:03 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 37.7 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20463605. Id of event: ak20463605. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 23:21:03 / November 30, 2018 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 37.7 km, -149.9453° West, 61.4895° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and fifty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Southern Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9453° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.4895° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Southern Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-30 23:21:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-08 00:29:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 121 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 0.47 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 ak20463605 Id of event.
Event Code 20463605 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20463605, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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