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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 72 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska



Earthquake location 59.785S, -153.129WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 08:06:41 / January 25, 2016 @ 8:06 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 122 km (76 miles). Event id: at00o1i175. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o1i175. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:06:41 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -153.129° West, 59.785° North, depth 122 km.

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

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 72 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.129° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.785° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2016-01-25 08:06:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 08:21:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 313 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 36 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.12289411 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115.2 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 at00o1i175 Id of event.
Event Code 00o1i175 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o1i175, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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