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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag has occurred near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.8012S, -149.6051WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Exact location of event, depth 100.2 km, -149.6051° West, 60.8012° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 03:30:18 / March 3, 2018 @ 3:30 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18577368. Id of event: ak18577368. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.2 km (62 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:30:18 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Knik-Fairview, Sterling, Eagle River.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km SSE of Anchorage, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.6051° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.8012° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SSE of Anchorage, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-03 03:30:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 03:45:11 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 2.63 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 211 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 0.72 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 ak18577368 Id of event.
Event Code 18577368 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18577368, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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