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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Y in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.0835S, -149.4512WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Y in Alaska. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:47:24 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16383259. Id of event: ak16383259. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.6 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 02:47:24 / July 30, 2017 @ 2:47 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.4512 West, latitude 62.0835 North, depth = 7.6 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Gateway, Palmer. 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km ESE of Y, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.4512° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.0835° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km ESE of Y, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-30 02:47:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-30 02:59:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 178 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 0.97 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 ak16383259 Id of event.
Event Code 16383259 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16383259, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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