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Minor earthquake 3.7 mag, 29 km NE of Whittier, Alaska

Earthquake location 60.9888S, -148.3538WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Whittier in Alaska on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.4 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -148.3538° West, 60.9888° North, depth 12.4 km. Event id: ak14783322. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14783322. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 05:24:39 / December 24, 2016 @ 5:24 am. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:24:39 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Lakes, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km NE of Whittier, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.3538° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.9888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NE of Whittier, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-24 05:24:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-24 05:42:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.54 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 213 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 0.65 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 ak14783322 Id of event.
Event Code 14783322 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14783322, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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