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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Fritz Creek in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.0309S, -151.4588WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Fritz Creek in Alaska. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.1 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak13505413. Event ids that are associated: ak13505413. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:21:01 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 14:21:01 / April 30, 2016 @ 2:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.4588 West, latitude 60.0309 North, depth = 81.1 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kenai, Kalifornsky.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 34 km NNW of Fritz Creek, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.4588° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.0309° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNW of Fritz 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 2016-04-30 14:21:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 14:48:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 158 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 0.47 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 ak13505413 Id of event.
Event Code 13505413 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13505413, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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