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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Anchorage in Alaska



Earthquake location 61.3476S, -150.1616WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 22:24:37 / September 26, 2016 @ 10:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 17 km, -150.1616° West, 61.3476° North. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:24:37 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak14059894. Ids that are associated to the event: ak14059894.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.1616° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3476° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NW of Anchorage, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-26 22:24:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 22:42:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 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 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 0.98 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 ak14059894 Id of event.
Event Code 14059894 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14059894, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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