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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.3548S, -150.1082WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -150.1082 West, latitude 61.3548 North, depth = 31.9 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:06:27 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.9 km (20 miles). Global time and date of event 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 16:06:27 / December 30, 2019 @ 4:06 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak019gq96lu3. Ids that are associated to the event: ak019gq96lu3, us70006shm.

Earthquake epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 18 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.1082° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3548° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 2019-12-30 16:06:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-30 16:15:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 138 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 0.78 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 ak019gq96lu3 Id of event.
Event Code 019gq96lu3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019gq96lu3,us70006shm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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