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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Nikiski in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.9523S, -151.1841WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.1 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -151.1841 West, latitude 60.9523 North, depth = 53.1 km. Event id: ak0195m21gra. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0195m21gra. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/19 / 2019-05-02 17:59:52 / May 2, 2019 @ 5:59 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:52 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Kalifornsky, Sterling (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 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-eight 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 quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km N of Nikiski, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.1841° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.9523° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km N of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-02 17:59:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-02 18:08:22 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 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 0.65 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 ak0195m21gra Id of event.
Event Code 0195m21gra An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0195m21gra, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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