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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.3366S, -149.9341WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20419010, at00pj0ol4, pt18334000, us1000hyfh. Id of event: ak20419010. Exact location, longitude -149.9341° West, latitude 61.3366° North, depth = 38.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.5 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 17:29:28 / November 30, 2018 @ 5:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:29:28 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 13 km (8 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 (24 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kalifornsky, Kenai, Sterling (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km N of Anchorage, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9341° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3366° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 17:47:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 135 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.05 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 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 777 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,at,pt,us, 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 0.56 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 ak20419010 Id of event.
Event Code 20419010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20419010,at00pj0ol4,pt18334000,us1000hyfh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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