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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.6967S, -153.1563WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -153.1563° West, latitude 59.6967° North, depth = 109.85 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 12:37:40 / January 24, 2016 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.85 km (68 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004gs4. Event ids that are associated: at00o1gj2t, us10004gs4, ak12497661. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:40 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 75 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.1563° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.6967° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.85 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 12:37:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 13:15:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 34 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 371 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 ,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 0.764 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us10004gs4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gs4 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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