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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 114 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska



Earthquake location 69.2564S, -144.6967WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 114 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (71 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:30:42 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -144.6967° West, 69.2564° North, depth 0 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rm6, ak12863703. Id of event: ak12863703. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 02:30:42 / February 22, 2016 @ 2:30 am.

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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 114 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -144.6967° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.2564° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-22 02:30:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 02:55:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.29 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 automatic 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 298 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 ,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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 ak12863703 Id of event.
Event Code 12863703 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rm6,ak12863703, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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