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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag was detected near Sterling in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.8498S, -150.7463WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 12:32:15 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak15847251. Event ids that are associated: ak15847251. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 21:32:15 / April 30, 2017 @ 9:32 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.5 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.7463 West, latitude 60.8498 North, depth = 1.5 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Eagle River, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage. Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km N of Sterling, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.7463° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.8498° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km N of Sterling, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-30 21:32:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 21:49:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 191 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 0.9 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 ak15847251 Id of event.
Event Code 15847251 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15847251, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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