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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 40 km SSE of Whittier, Alaska



Earthquake location 60.4271S, -148.4639WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 km SSE of Whittier, Alaska (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -148.4639 West, latitude 60.4271 North, depth = 13.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.9 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak12740073. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12740073. The temblor was detected at 07:07:10 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 16:07:10 / February 6, 2016 @ 4:07 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km SSE of Whittier, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.4639° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.4271° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SSE of Whittier, 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 16:07:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 12:27:42 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 168 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 75 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4347846 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147.599988192 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 ak12740073 Id of event.
Event Code 12740073 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12740073, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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