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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Sterling in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.3755S, -150.2714WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sterling in Alaska on Tuesday. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:07:02 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 05:07:02 / February 10, 2016 @ 5:07 am. Exact location, longitude -150.2714° West, latitude 60.3755° North, depth = 34.9 km. Unique identifier: ak12794196. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12794196. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.9 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kenai, Kalifornsky, Sterling (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 32 km ESE of Sterling, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.2714° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.3755° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ESE of Sterling, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-10 05:07:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 08:32:33 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 2.7 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 200 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 100 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1374422 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75.599993952001 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 ak12794196 Id of event.
Event Code 12794196 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12794196, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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