[IGSMAIL-4142]: Advisory: Co-seismic displacement of FAIR

Geoff Blewitt gblewitt at unr.edu
Mon Nov 4 09:40:55 PST 2002

IGS Electronic Mail      04 Nov 09:43:29 PST 2002      Message Number 4142

Author: Geoff Blewitt

2002/11/03 22:12 M 7.9 CENTRAL ALASKA Z= 10km 63.74N 147.69W

This is an advisory to warn users of IGS data (including IGS Analysis
Centers) that the IGS station FAIR is expected to have significant
co-seismic displacement due to a magnitude 7.9  earthquake which
occurred at 2002/11/03 22:12:40 UTC, centered approximately 120 km south
of Fairbanks, Alaska.  Post-seismic motion might also be expected.

More information on the earthquake is given below from the USGS.

For purposes of IGS orbit determination, I suggest that data from
FAIR on UTC day 2002/11/03 not be processed from 22:00 to the end of the

I would also recommend not using FAIR for transformations of fiducial-free
solutions into ITRF2000.

This is sent as an early warning for informational purposes only - the
Analysis Coordinator no doubt will recommend a course of action.
 Geoff Blewitt-Research Professor
 Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology
     and Seismological Laboratory
       University of Nevada, Reno
           Mail Stop 178
             Reno,  NV 89557-0088
              (775)784-6691  x171
                fax (775)784-1709
                 gblewitt at unr.edu

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Subject: 2002/11/03 22:12 M 7.9 CENTRAL ALASKA Z= 10km 63.74N 147.69W

2002/11/03 22:12 M 7.9 CENTRAL ALASKA Z= 10km 63.74N 147.69W

        This information is provided by the USGS
         National Earthquake Information Center.
    (Address problems to: sedas at ghtmail.cr.usgs.gov)

These parameters are preliminary and subject to revision.

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake IN CENTRAL ALASKA has occurred at:
63.74N 147.69W  Depth  10km  Sun Nov  3 22:12:40 2002 UTC

Time: Universal Time         (UTC) Sun Nov  3 22:12:40 2002
      Time Near Epicenter          Sun Nov  3 13:12:40 2002
      Eastern Standard Time  (EST) Sun Nov  3 17:12:40 2002
      Central Standard Time  (CST) Sun Nov  3 16:12:40 2002
      Mountain Standard Time (MST) Sun Nov  3 15:12:40 2002
      Pacific Standard Time  (PST) Sun Nov  3 14:12:40 2002
      Alaska Standard Time   (AST) Sun Nov  3 13:12:40 2002
      Hawaii Standard Time   (HST) Sun Nov  3 12:12:40 2002

Location with respect to nearby cities:
     40 miles (65 km) E of Healy, Alaska (pop 1,000)
     45 miles (75 km) ENE of Cantwell, Alaska (pop 200)
     75 miles (120 km) S of Fairbanks, Alaska (pop 30,000)
     580 miles (945 km) NW of JUNEAU, Alaska

Flinn-Engdahl Region Number = 001
For the definition of Flinn-Engdahl regions, see:
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/epic/fer_explain.html .

For additional information and subsequent updates, including
associated information and maps please consult the following
web page, which will be available shortly:
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/neic_lbbl.html .

For the most significant earthquakes, information may also be
available from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program home page at
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ and the USGS home page at
http://www.usgs.gov/ .

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