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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag was detected near Kenai Peninsula, Alaska



Earthquake location 59.2593S, -151.9675WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Event id: ak12721244. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12721244. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.8 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 03:37:56 / February 6, 2016 @ 3:37 am. Exact location of event, depth 15.8 km, -151.9675° West, 59.2593° North. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:56 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Homer.

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

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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: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.9675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.2593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-06 03:37:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 22:36:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 64 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 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118.799990496 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 ak12721244 Id of event.
Event Code 12721244 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12721244, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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