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



Earthquake location 59.6849S, -152.859WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:55 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 11:53:55 / January 24, 2016 @ 11:53 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.5 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -152.859 West, latitude 59.6849 North, depth = 90.5 km. Event id: ak12497539. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12497539.

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 58 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.859° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.6849° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km W 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 2016-01-24 11:53:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 12:57:48 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 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 0.75 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 ak12497539 Id of event.
Event Code 12497539 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12497539, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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