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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near Nikiski in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.934S, -151.2289WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. Global time and date of event 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 16:15:43 / February 23, 2020 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -151.2289 West, latitude 60.934 North, depth = 59.6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak0202hkmzdo. Unique identifier: ak0202hkmzdo. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.6 km (37 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:15:43 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Kalifornsky, Sterling.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km N of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.2289° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.934° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-23 16:15:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-23 16:22:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 200 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 0.56 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 ak0202hkmzdo Id of event.
Event Code 0202hkmzdo An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0202hkmzdo, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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