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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake strikes near Nikiski in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.8964S, -150.8672WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (mg/mb) was reported Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 08:00:31 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 18.1 km (11 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-28 05:00:31 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -150.8672 West, latitude 60.8964 North, depth 18.1 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Kalifornsky.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.8672° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.8964° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NE of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-28 17:00:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-28 17:22:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.39 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 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 158 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 0.87 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 ak11474602 Id of event.
Event Code 11474602 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ak11474602 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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