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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag was detected near Homer in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.0691S, -152.5397WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Homer in Alaska. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.7 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -152.5397° West, latitude 59.0691° North, depth = 48.7 km. Event id: ak14011207. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14011207. The temblor was picked up at 17:03:07 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 03:03:07 / September 22, 2016 @ 3:03 am.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 85 km SW of Homer, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.5397° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.0691° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km SW of Homer, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-22 03:03:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-22 03:56:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 211 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 0.62 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 ak14011207 Id of event.
Event Code 14011207 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14011207, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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