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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Willow in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.6805S, -150.3736WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Willow in Alaska. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 23:58:06 / February 17, 2020 @ 11:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -150.3736 West, latitude 61.6805 North, depth = 19 km. Id of earthquake: ak02027ru2nw. Event ids that are associated: ak02027ru2nw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:58:06 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Gateway.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 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 -150.3736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.6805° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 2020-02-17 23:58:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-18 00:06:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 148 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 ak02027ru2nw Id of event.
Event Code 02027ru2nw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak02027ru2nw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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