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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.334S, -150.6573WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Saturday. Event id: ak0206mgv7vs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0206mgv7vs. The temblor was picked up at 10:28:03 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -150.6573° West, latitude 61.334° North, depth = 36.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 19:28:03 / May 23, 2020 @ 7:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.5 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakes, Tanaina, Wasilla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km WNW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.6573° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WNW 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 2020-05-23 19:28:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-23 19:34:28 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 2 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 139 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 0.65 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 ak0206mgv7vs Id of event.
Event Code 0206mgv7vs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0206mgv7vs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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