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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Anchor Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.1084S, -151.8433WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Exact location of event, depth 81.5 km, -151.8433° West, 60.1084° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.5 km (51 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:07:37 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/17 / 2017-02-22 17:07:37 / February 22, 2017 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: ak15338631. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15338631.

Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kenai, Homer (min 5000 pop). Close 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 five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km N of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.8433° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.1084° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 2017-02-22 17:07:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-22 17:16:47 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 0.41 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 ak15338631 Id of event.
Event Code 15338631 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15338631, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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