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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Sterling in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.7171S, -150.6794WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 13:19:15 / February 17, 2016 @ 1:19 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.7 km (28 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:19:15 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak12851158. Event ids that are associated: ak12851158. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6794 West, latitude 60.7171 North, depth = 45.7 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NNE of Sterling, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.6794° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.7171° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNE 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 2016-02-17 13:19:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 13:40:21 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 0.78 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 ak12851158 Id of event.
Event Code 12851158 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12851158, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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