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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag was detected near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.592S, -153.317WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska on Sunday. Event id: at00o1gd6r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o1gd6r. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 10:30:27 / January 24, 2016 @ 10:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:30:27 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -153.317 West, latitude 59.592 North, depth = 142 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 142 km (88 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.317° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 142 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km WSW 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 10:30:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 10:40:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 630 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.22008724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97.2 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 at00o1gd6r Id of event.
Event Code 00o1gd6r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o1gd6r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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