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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Happy Valley in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.0118S, -152.7117WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Happy Valley in Alaska on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/21 / 2021-02-27 03:00:49 / February 27, 2021 @ 3:00 am. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:00:49 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.4 km (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0212nyyj7t. Id of event: ak0212nyyj7t. Exact location of event, longitude -152.7117 West, latitude 60.0118 North, depth = 90.4 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km W of Happy Valley, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.7117° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.0118° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55 km W of Happy Valley, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-27 03:00:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-27 03:09:00 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 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 0.68 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 ak0212nyyj7t Id of event.
Event Code 0212nyyj7t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0212nyyj7t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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