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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Yakutat in Alaska

Earthquake location 59.8248S, -140.0486WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 35 km NNW of Yakutat, Alaska (22 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/19 / 2019-08-28 14:00:54 / August 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:00:54 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.9 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -140.0486 West, latitude 59.8248 North, depth = 4.9 km. Id of earthquake: ak019b15bhan. Event ids that are associated: ak019b15bhan.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km NNW of Yakutat, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -140.0486° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8248° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km NNW of Yakutat, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-28 14:00:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-28 14:06:36 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 0.91 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 ak019b15bhan Id of event.
Event Code 019b15bhan An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019b15bhan, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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