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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Talkeetna in Alaska

Earthquake location 62.1045S, -150.6118WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska. The temblor was reported at 19:05:56 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fac. Unique identifier: us10004fac. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 04:05:56 / January 18, 2016 @ 4:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.22 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -150.6118 West, latitude 62.1045 North, depth = 10.22 km.

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gateway, Lakes, Wasilla (min 5000 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km SW of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.6118° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.1045° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SW 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 2016-01-18 04:05:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 04:24:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 102 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 366 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 ,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 0.343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004fac Id of event.
Event Code 10004fac An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fac, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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