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Major earthquake: M7 quake has struck near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.34S, -149.9366WA major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 40.9 km, -149.9366° West, 61.34° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:29:28 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.9 km (25 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 17:29:28 / November 30, 2018 @ 5:29 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000hyfh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20419010, us1000hyfh, at00pj0ol4, pt18334000.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kalifornsky, Kenai, Sterling (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 13 km N of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9366° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.34° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N 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 2018-11-30 17:29:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-30 17:58:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 255 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.59 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 955 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us,at,pt, 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 1.14 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hyfh Id of event.
Event Code 1000hyfh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20419010,us1000hyfh,at00pj0ol4,pt18334000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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