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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Anchor Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 59.9769S, -151.5524WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.1 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:23:49 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 22:23:49 / August 30, 2017 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16748492. Id of event: ak16748492. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.5524 West, latitude 59.9769 North, depth = 41.1 km.

Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kenai, Kalifornsky (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km NE of Anchor Point, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.5524° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.9769° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NE 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 2017-08-30 22:23:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-30 22:26:37 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 0.38 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 ak16748492 Id of event.
Event Code 16748492 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16748492, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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