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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.746S, -153.133WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Id of earthquake: at00o1go93. Event ids that are associated: at00o1go93. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -153.133 West, latitude 59.746 North, depth = 119 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 14:29:27 / January 24, 2016 @ 2:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:29:27 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Homer.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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 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: 73 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.133° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.746° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 14:29:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 14:39:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 340 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 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.39615704 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97.2 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 at00o1go93 Id of event.
Event Code 00o1go93 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o1go93, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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