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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Sterling in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.7663S, -150.5243WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Sterling in Alaska on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 05:51:43 / January 19, 2016 @ 5:51 am. Exact location of event, longitude -150.5243 West, latitude 60.7663 North, depth = 48 km. Id of earthquake: ak12470376. Event ids that are associated: ak12470376. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:51:43 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eagle River, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NNE of Sterling, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.5243° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.7663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NNE of Sterling, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-19 05:51:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 06:15:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 211 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 ak12470376 Id of event.
Event Code 12470376 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12470376, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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