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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Kiska Volcano in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.1906S, 177.5964WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 101 km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (63 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 09:45:14 / January 6, 2016 @ 9:45 am. Event id: us10004c4v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004c4v. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.87 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:45:14 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.5964 East, latitude 51.1906 North, depth = 54.87 km.

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

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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: 101 km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.5964° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.1906° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-06 09:45:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 13:03:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 271 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 ,us, 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 2.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 us10004c4v Id of event.
Event Code 10004c4v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004c4v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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