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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Talkeetna in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.054S, -150.5657WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:48:02 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak14363118. Ids that are associated to the event: ak14363118. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.5 km (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -150.5657° West, 62.054° North, depth 49.5 km. Global time and date of event 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 22:48:02 / November 17, 2016 @ 10:48 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wasilla, Knik-Fairview, Tanaina (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km SW of Talkeetna, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.5657° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of Talkeetna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-17 22:48:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-17 22:56:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 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 ,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 0.66 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 ak14363118 Id of event.
Event Code 14363118 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14363118, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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