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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Point Possession in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.8928S, -150.9438WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Point Possession in Alaska. Exact location of event, longitude -150.9438 West, latitude 60.8928 North, depth = 47.1 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:42:37 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/07/20 / 2020-07-09 16:42:37 / July 9, 2020 @ 4:42 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.1 km (29 miles). Event id: ak0208s5faxg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0208s5faxg.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km WSW of Point Possession, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.9438° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.8928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km WSW of Point Possession, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-09 16:42:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-09 16:50:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 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 0.66 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 ak0208s5faxg Id of event.
Event Code 0208s5faxg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0208s5faxg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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