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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.68S, -153.163WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 75 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska (47 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -153.163 West, latitude 59.68 North, depth = 114 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 17:39:55 / February 10, 2016 @ 5:39 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00o2ceej. Unique identifier: at00o2ceej. The epicenter was at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:39:55 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter).

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

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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: 75 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.163° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.68° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114 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 2016-02-10 17:39:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 17:42:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 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 246 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 33 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.33058002 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 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 at00o2ceej Id of event.
Event Code 00o2ceej An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o2ceej, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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