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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Y in Alaska

Earthquake location 62.3211S, -149.6136WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Y in Alaska on Friday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:25:32 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak20254005. Event ids that are associated: ak20254005. Global time and date of event 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 09:25:32 / September 14, 2018 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.6136 West, latitude 62.3211 North, depth = 48.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.5 km (30 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gateway, Palmer, Wasilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km NE of Y, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.6136° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.3211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE 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 2018-09-14 09:25:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-14 09:40:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 236 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 0.57 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 ak20254005 Id of event.
Event Code 20254005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20254005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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