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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Bear Creek in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.4203S, -149.9195WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Bear Creek in Alaska on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 04:49:15 / February 17, 2016 @ 4:49 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9195 West, latitude 60.4203 North, depth = 33.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.7 km (21 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak12845219. Unique identifier: ak12845219. The temblor was reported at 19:49:15 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kalifornsky, Kenai, Sterling (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 NW of Bear Creek, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9195° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.4203° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km NW of Bear Creek, 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 04:49:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 05:02:22 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 0.75 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 ak12845219 Id of event.
Event Code 12845219 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12845219, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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