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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.298S, -150.0834WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Id of earthquake: ak20526915. Event ids that are associated: ak20526915, us2000iw5q. The temblor was reported at 16:15:54 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.1 km, -150.0834° West, 61.298° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.1 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 01:15:54 / December 22, 2018 @ 1:15 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 13 km (8 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.0834° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.298° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NW 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 2018-12-22 01:15:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-22 01:24:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.653 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 158 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,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 0.83 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 ak20526915 Id of event.
Event Code 20526915 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20526915,us2000iw5q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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