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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Anchorage in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.9035S, -150.0552WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Exact location, longitude -150.0552° West, latitude 60.9035° North, depth = 25.66 km. Event id: us2000508v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o2l4dm, us2000508v, ak12821200. The temblor was detected at 01:41:45 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.66 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 10:41:45 / February 15, 2016 @ 10:41 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 36 km (22 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), 86 km (54 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Lakes, Tanaina (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km SSW of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.0552° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.9035° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.66 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 10:41:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 11:56:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 146 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 320 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 0.823 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 44 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000508v Id of event.
Event Code 2000508v 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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