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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Talkeetna in Alaska

Earthquake location 62.1446S, -150.719WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/15 / 2015-07-06 00:50:31 / July 6, 2015 @ 12:50 am. The temblor was detected at 16:50:31 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11641900, us10002nkt. Id of event: ak11641900. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -150.719° West, 62.1446° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km WSW of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.719° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.1446° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km WSW of Talkeetna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-06 00:50:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-06 01:08:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 60 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 421 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,us, 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 0.64 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 ak11641900 Id of event.
Event Code 11641900 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11641900,us10002nkt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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