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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Sterling in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.1081S, -150.6738WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. Event id: ak13606258. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005xvu, ak13606258. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 18:27:19 / May 25, 2016 @ 6:27 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:27:19 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6738 West, latitude 60.1081 North, depth = 52 km.

The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Homer, Kenai, Kalifornsky.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 46 km S of Sterling, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.6738° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.1081° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km S 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 2016-05-25 18:27:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-25 20:01:06 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 148 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 ,us,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 103 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.367411 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97.199992224001 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 ak13606258 Id of event.
Event Code 13606258 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005xvu,ak13606258, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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