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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Cantwell in Alaska

Earthquake location 62.9591S, -149.5483WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 56 km SSW of Cantwell, Alaska (35 miles). Unique identifier: ak021day6fi. Ids that are associated to the event: ak021day6fi. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.1 km (40 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 04:45:11 / January 8, 2021 @ 4:45 am. The temblor was detected at 04:45:11 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 64.1 km, -149.5483° West, 62.9591° North.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 56 km SSW of Cantwell, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.5483° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.9591° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 km SSW of Cantwell, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-08 04:45:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-08 04:51:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 199 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 0.68 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 ak021day6fi Id of event.
Event Code 021day6fi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak021day6fi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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