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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.5126S, -149.8882WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. Event id: ak019k4px5e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019k4px5e. Global time and date of event 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 17:25:13 / January 12, 2019 @ 5:25 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.5 km (21 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:25:13 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -149.8882 West, latitude 61.5126 North, depth = 34.5 km.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Anchorage (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 3 km ESE of Big Lake, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.8882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.5126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Big Lake, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-12 17:25:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-12 17:31:28 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 0.72 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 ak019k4px5e Id of event.
Event Code 019k4px5e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019k4px5e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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