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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.2212S, -149.947WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.7 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -149.947° West, 61.2212° North, depth 36.7 km. Event id: ak20435157. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20435157. Global time and date of event 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 02:28:26 / December 3, 2018 @ 2:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:28:26 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 3 km (2 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Lakes, Gateway (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km W of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.947° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.2212° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km W 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 2018-12-03 02:28:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-03 02:49:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 1.63 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 148 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 0.7 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 ak20435157 Id of event.
Event Code 20435157 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20435157, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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