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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Earthquake location 60.6407S, -149.2254WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported Kenai Peninsula, Alaska kilometers (0 miles) from Kenai Peninsula, Alaska on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: ak20384446. Event ids that are associated: ak20384446. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153.2 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:41:02 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -149.2254 West, latitude 60.6407 North, depth = 153.2 km. Global time and date of event 20/11/18 / 2018-11-20 10:41:02 / November 20, 2018 @ 10:41 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eagle River, Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.2254° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.6407° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-20 10:41:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-20 10:53:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 138 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 1.01 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 ak20384446 Id of event.
Event Code 20384446 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20384446, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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