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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Point MacKenzie in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.3307S, -150.0063WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Point MacKenzie in Alaska on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -150.0063 West, latitude 61.3307 North, depth = 31.4 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Point MacKenzie in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0212o88mof, at00qp7bez. Id of event: ak0212o88mof. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.4 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:59:24 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/21 / 2021-02-27 18:59:24 / February 27, 2021 @ 6:59 pm.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 3 km SSW of Point MacKenzie, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.0063° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.3307° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SSW of Point MacKenzie, 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 18:59:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-27 19:08:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 74 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.009 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 1 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 473 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,at, 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 0.79 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 ak0212o88mof Id of event.
Event Code 0212o88mof An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0212o88mof,at00qp7bez, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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