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

Earthquake location 60.9402S, -150.7845WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.7 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -150.7845° West, latitude 60.9402° North, depth = 35.7 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:39:54 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/19 / 2019-10-14 23:39:54 / October 14, 2019 @ 11:39 pm. Event id: ak019d7161qi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019d7161qi.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Kalifornsky, Anchorage (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).

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 five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km NE of Nikiski, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.7845° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.9402° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NE 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 2019-10-14 23:39:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-14 23:44:15 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 0.64 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 ak019d7161qi Id of event.
Event Code 019d7161qi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019d7161qi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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