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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Big Lake in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.505S, -149.9412WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Big Lake in Alaska. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -149.9412° West, 61.505° North, depth 43.5 km. Unique identifier: ak20421672. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20421672. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 07:07:38 / December 1, 2018 @ 7:07 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.5 km (27 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:07:38 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and nineteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km SSE of Big Lake, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9412° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SSE 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 2018-12-01 07:07:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-01 07:32:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 99 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.86 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 reviewed 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 457 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 0.55 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 ak20421672 Id of event.
Event Code 20421672 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20421672, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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