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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 17 km NNE of Fritz Creek, Alaska



Earthquake location 59.8714S, -151.1437WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Fritz Creek in Alaska on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -151.1437° West, latitude 59.8714° North, depth = 34.1 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:47:10 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 05:47:10 / August 31, 2017 @ 5:47 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.1 km (21 miles). Event id: ak16748653. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16748653.

Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 34 km (21 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).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNE of Fritz Creek, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.1437° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NNE of Fritz Creek, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-31 05:47:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 06:06:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.6 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 170 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 0.77 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 ak16748653 Id of event.
Event Code 16748653 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak16748653, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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