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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 75 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska



Earthquake location 59.7293S, -153.1618WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:37:42 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o1gj2t, us10004gs4, ak12497661. Id of event: ak12497661. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -153.1618 West, latitude 59.7293 North, depth = 107 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107 km (66 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 12:37:42 / January 24, 2016 @ 12:37 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 75 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.1618° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.7293° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km W of Anchor 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 2016-01-24 12:37:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 13:44:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 2.07 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 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 299 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 ,at,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 0.48 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 ak12497661 Id of event.
Event Code 12497661 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o1gj2t,us10004gs4,ak12497661, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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