RE: [tt-watch] RE: USGS, where are you?
>>> This was on last week's WednesdayA second check shows that you are right. The URL from CNN shows a date of
However, to see the story clearly dated 10-31 is very odd.
I'm glad I didn't jump to any conclusions regarding USGS accuracy.
Here is the email I got from USGS after last weeks earth quake. It was
real, we felt it.
2002/10/23 11:27 M 6.7 CENTRAL ALASKA Z= 10km 63.62N 148.04W
This information is provided by the USGS
National Earthquake Information Center.
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These parameters are preliminary and subject to revision.
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake IN CENTRAL ALASKA has occurred at:
63.62N 148.04W Depth 10km Wed Oct 23 11:27:18 2002 UTC
Time: Universal Time (UTC) Wed Oct 23 11:27:18 2002
Time Near Epicenter Wed Oct 23 03:27:18 2002
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Wed Oct 23 07:27:18 2002
Central Daylight Time (CDT) Wed Oct 23 06:27:18 2002
Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) Wed Oct 23 05:27:18 2002
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Wed Oct 23 04:27:18 2002
Alaska Daylight Time (ADT) Wed Oct 23 03:27:18 2002
Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Wed Oct 23 01:27:18 2002
Location with respect to nearby cities:
30 miles (50 km) ENE of Cantwell, Alaska (pop 200)
35 miles (55 km) ESE of Healy, Alaska (pop 1,000)
85 miles (135 km) S of Fairbanks, Alaska (pop 30,000)
590 miles (945 km) NW of JUNEAU, Alaska
Flinn-Engdahl Region Number = 001
For the definition of Flinn-Engdahl regions, see:
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