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

Earthquake location 61.098S, -150.6145WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 08:50:20 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 17:50:20 / January 12, 2020 @ 5:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6145 West, latitude 61.098 North, depth = 53.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020k4vaj6. Id of event: ak020k4vaj6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.7 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Meadow Lakes, Knik-Fairview, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 40 km WSW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.6145° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WSW 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 2020-01-12 17:50:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-12 18:47:48 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 reviewed 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, 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 ak020k4vaj6 Id of event.
Event Code 020k4vaj6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020k4vaj6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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