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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Houston in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.65S, -149.9011WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Houston in Alaska on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9011 West, latitude 61.65 North, depth = 26.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.4 km (16 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:03:59 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 09:03:59 / March 14, 2018 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak18695301. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18695301.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Palmer (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 4 km WNW of Houston, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9011° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.65° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WNW of Houston, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-14 09:03:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-14 09:15:53 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 1.89 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 148 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 0.59 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 ak18695301 Id of event.
Event Code 18695301 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18695301, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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