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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.6525S, -153.2823WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska (51 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: ak12550291. Event ids that are associated: ak12550291. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110.1 km (68 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:12:34 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 03:12:34 / January 29, 2016 @ 3:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -153.2823 West, latitude 59.6525 North, depth = 110.1 km.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.2823° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.6525° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 2016-01-29 03:12:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 04:16:40 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 0.71 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 ak12550291 Id of event.
Event Code 12550291 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12550291, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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