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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.0275S, -151.7589WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska on Friday. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:11:49 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.8 km (25 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14318243. Id of event: ak14318243. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 05:11:49 / November 12, 2016 @ 5:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 40.8 km, -151.7589° West, 60.0275° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kenai, Kalifornsky (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km N of Anchor Point, Alaska. This information 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 -151.7589° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.0275° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km N of Anchor Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-12 05:11:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 05:22:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 0.76 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 ak14318243 Id of event.
Event Code 14318243 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14318243, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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