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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.5059S, -149.8884WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20419950. Id of event: ak20419950. Exact location of earthquake, -149.8884° West, 61.5059° North, depth 52.7 km. Global time and date of event 30/11/18 / 2018-11-30 18:27:15 / November 30, 2018 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:27:15 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.7 km (33 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km ESE of Big Lake, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.8884° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.5059° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Big Lake, 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 18:27:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-30 20:11:55 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 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 0.44 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 ak20419950 Id of event.
Event Code 20419950 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20419950, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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