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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Talkeetna in Alaska



Earthquake location 63.2223S, -151.6277WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 126 km NW of Talkeetna, Alaska (78 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:09:28 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -151.6277 West, latitude 63.2223 North, depth = 13.9 km. Global time and date of event 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 07:09:28 / October 26, 2015 @ 7:09 am UTC/GMT. Event id: ak11751732. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11751732. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.9 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 126 km NW of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.6277° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.2223° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 126km NW 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 2015-10-26 07:09:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 07:38:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 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 178 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 0.91 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 ak11751732 Id of event.
Event Code 11751732 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11751732, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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