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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.8541S, -160.608WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 58 km N of Sand Point, Alaska (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:29:40 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -160.608° West, latitude 55.8541° North, depth = 150.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.5 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10002wir. Ids that are associated to the event: ak11657348, us10002wir. Global time and date of event 27/07/15 / 2015-07-27 02:29:40 / July 27, 2015 @ 2:29 am UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 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: 58 km N of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.8541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km N of Sand Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-27 02:29:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-17 23:53:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak,us, 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 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002wir Id of event.
Event Code 10002wir An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak11657348,us10002wir, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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