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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Anchorage in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.836S, -149.928WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Exact location of event, longitude -149.928 West, latitude 60.836 North, depth = 57 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchorage in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00o2l4dm. Unique identifier: at00o2l4dm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:41:46 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 10:41:46 / February 15, 2016 @ 10:41 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tanaina, Lakes, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km S of Anchorage, Alaska. This information 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 -149.928° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km S 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 10:41:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 10:52:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 283 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 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.36920758 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 64.8 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 at00o2l4dm Id of event.
Event Code 00o2l4dm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o2l4dm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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