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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Sutton-Alpine in Alaska



Earthquake location 61.7101S, -148.1651WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Sutton-Alpine in Alaska on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: ak14822123. Unique identifier: ak14822123. Exact location of event, longitude -148.1651 West, latitude 61.7101 North, depth = 0.1 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:36:27 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 0.1 km (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/16 / 2016-12-29 01:36:27 / December 29, 2016 @ 1:36 am.

Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Meadow Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 37 km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.1651° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km ESE of Sutton-Alpine, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-29 01:36:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-29 01:46:45 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 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 1.09 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 ak14822123 Id of event.
Event Code 14822123 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14822123, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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