Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Anchor Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 59.2909S, -153.202WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 94 km SW of Anchor Point, Alaska (58 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.9 km (53 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak12114184. Unique identifier: ak12114184. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:33:15 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/12/15 / 2015-12-03 06:33:15 / December 3, 2015 @ 6:33 am. Exact location of event, longitude -153.202 West, latitude 59.2909 North, depth = 85.9 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 94 km SW of Anchor Point, Alaska.

Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.202° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.2909° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km SW of Anchor Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-03 06:33:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-03 06:56:33 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 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 138 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 0.7 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 ak12114184 Id of event.
Event Code 12114184 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12114184, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply