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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Talkeetna in Alaska

Earthquake location 62.133S, -150.734WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska on Sunday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:49:57 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Talkeetna in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/15 / 2015-07-06 00:49:57 / July 6, 2015 @ 12:49 am. Unique identifier: at00nr1jn9. Ids that are associated to the event: at00nr1jn9. Exact location of earthquake, -150.734° West, 62.133° North, depth 72 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gateway, Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 38 km WSW of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.734° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WSW of Talkeetna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-06 00:49:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-06 01:01:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 36 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 REVIEWED 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 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.93245126 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68.4 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 at00nr1jn9 Id of event.
Event Code 00nr1jn9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00nr1jn9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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