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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Cantwell in Alaska



Earthquake location 63.172S, -149.6131WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 41 km SW of Cantwell, Alaska (25 miles). Id of earthquake: ak14810143. Event ids that are associated: ak14810143. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 12:04:10 / December 28, 2016 @ 12:04 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.2 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -149.6131° West, 63.172° North, depth 93.2 km. The temblor was detected at 03:04:10 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km SW of Cantwell, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.6131° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.172° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SW of Cantwell, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-28 12:04:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 12:08:46 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 138 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 0.19 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 ak14810143 Id of event.
Event Code 14810143 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14810143, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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