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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, Southern Alaska

Earthquake location 61.6572S, -149.5959WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Southern Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Southern Alaska. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020s48cjj. Id of event: ak020s48cjj. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.3 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -149.5959 West, latitude 61.6572 North, depth = 32.3 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:16:08 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 00:16:08 / January 17, 2020 @ 12:16 am.

Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River. Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Southern Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.5959° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.6572° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Southern Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-17 00:16:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-17 00:19:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.77 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 ak020s48cjj Id of event.
Event Code 020s48cjj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020s48cjj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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