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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Talkeetna in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.126S, -150.6709WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Talkeetna in Alaska. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -150.6709 West, latitude 62.126 North, depth = 4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fac, ak12465857. Id of event: ak12465857. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:05:55 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 04:05:55 / January 18, 2016 @ 4:05 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Meadow Lakes (c. 7 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Palmer (c. 5 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Gateway (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 35 km SW of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.6709° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 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 04:05:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 04:36:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 160 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.16 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 425 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 ,us,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 0.99 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 ak12465857 Id of event.
Event Code 12465857 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fac,ak12465857, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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