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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Anchorage in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.8933S, -150.0164WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 10:41:47 / February 15, 2016 @ 10:41 am. The temblor was reported at 01:41:47 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.9 km (28 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.0164 West, latitude 60.8933 North, depth = 44.9 km. Event id: ak12821200. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o2l4dm, us2000508v, ak12821200.

Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmer, Lakes, Kalifornsky (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km SSW of Anchorage, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.0164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.8933° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SSW of Anchorage, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-15 10:41:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 18:37:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 334 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.38 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 382 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak 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 117 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2362569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61.199995104 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 ak12821200 Id of event.
Event Code 12821200 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o2l4dm,us2000508v,ak12821200, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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