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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.3412S, -149.9752WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 07:57:22 / December 1, 2018 @ 7:57 am. Exact location of event, longitude -149.9752 West, latitude 61.3412 North, depth = 33.4 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.4 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:57:22 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: at00pj1srm, ak20421831. Unique identifier: ak20421831.

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 Sterling, Palmer, Gateway. The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 14 km NNW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9752° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3412° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NNW 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 2018-12-01 07:57:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-01 08:09:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 47 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 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 453 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 ,at,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 0.66 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 ak20421831 Id of event.
Event Code 20421831 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pj1srm,ak20421831, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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