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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near North Nenana in Alaska

Earthquake location 64.6096S, -149.2904WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from North Nenana in Alaska on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20201874. Unique identifier: ak20201874. Exact location of earthquake, -149.2904° West, 64.6096° North, depth 16.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.7 km (10 miles). The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:15:51 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/18 / 2018-08-25 18:15:51 / August 25, 2018 @ 6:15 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Fairbanks (c. 31 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from College (c. 13 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fairbanks, College (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 9 km WNW of North Nenana, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.2904° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.6096° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WNW of North Nenana, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-25 18:15:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-25 18:28:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 0.9 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 ak20201874 Id of event.
Event Code 20201874 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20201874, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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