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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Fishhook in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.8418S, -149.5374WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Fishhook in Alaska on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 21:39:28 / March 24, 2017 @ 9:39 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ak15634809. Unique identifier: ak15634809. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.5374 West, latitude 61.8418 North, depth = 40 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:39:28 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 19 km NW of Fishhook, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.5374° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.8418° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NW of Fishhook, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-24 21:39:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 21:45:26 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 168 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 0.51 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 ak15634809 Id of event.
Event Code 15634809 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15634809, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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