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

Earthquake location 59.8439S, -141.4979WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 57 km ESE of Cape Yakataga, Alaska (35 miles) on Wednesday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:05:03 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14.7 km, -141.4979° West, 59.8439° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.7 km (9 miles). Global time and date of event 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 15:05:03 / October 23, 2019 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ak019dls1b5t. Event ids that are associated: ak019dls1b5t.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 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 0 and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 57 km ESE of Cape Yakataga, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -141.4979° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km ESE of Cape Yakataga, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-23 15:05:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-23 15:11:34 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 1.07 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 ak019dls1b5t Id of event.
Event Code 019dls1b5t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019dls1b5t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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