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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag has occurred near Chignik Lake in Alaska



Earthquake location 57.0423S, -157.953WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 100 km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska (62 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 05:50:00 / April 2, 2016 @ 5:50 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:50:00 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Chignik Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o4zs7g, us20005e2n, ak13226799. Id of event: us20005e2n. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -157.953° West, 57.0423° North.

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 100 km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -157.953° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 57.0423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-02 05:50:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-02 06:15:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.6 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 593 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 0.785 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 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 us20005e2n Id of event.
Event Code 20005e2n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o4zs7g,us20005e2n,ak13226799, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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