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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near Willow in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.7162S, -150.3359WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Willow in Alaska on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 08:26:58 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 17:26:58 / January 24, 2020 @ 5:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 47.45 km, -150.3359° West, 61.7162° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007eu3. Id of event: us60007eu3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.45 km (29 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Gateway. Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km WSW of Willow, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.3359° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.7162° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WSW of Willow, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-24 17:26:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-25 16:37:27 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 2.154 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 148 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,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 0.109 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 16 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 us60007eu3 Id of event.
Event Code 60007eu3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007eu3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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