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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 2 km NNW of Houston, Alaska

Earthquake location 61.6506S, -149.8318WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Houston in Alaska on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/11/19 / 2019-11-28 04:28:48 / November 28, 2019 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:28:48 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -149.8318° West, 61.6506° North, depth 41 km. Event id: ak019f94z1zu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019f94z1zu.

Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 2 km NNW of Houston, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.8318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.6506° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NNW of Houston, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-28 04:28:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-17 00:26:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 reviewed 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 130 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 0.45 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 ak019f94z1zu Id of event.
Event Code 019f94z1zu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019f94z1zu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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