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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.3066S, -149.9843WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 03:03:30 / January 1, 2019 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ak0191pccr7. Event ids that are associated: ak0191pccr7, at00pkmttt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.4 km (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.9843 West, latitude 61.3066 North, depth = 38.4 km. The temblor was detected at 18:03:30 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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. Epicenter of the earthquake was 11 km (7 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 10 km NNW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.9843° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3066° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km 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 2019-01-01 03:03:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-01 03:13:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 74 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.19 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 416 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,at, 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 0.63 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 ak0191pccr7 Id of event.
Event Code 0191pccr7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0191pccr7,at00pkmttt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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