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Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near Chignik Lake in Alaska



Earthquake location 57.0821S, -157.9149WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 100 km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska (62 miles). The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:50:01 / 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). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -157.9149 West, latitude 57.0821 North, depth = 7.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.6 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak13226799. Ids that are associated to the event: at00o4zs7g, us20005e2n, ak13226799. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 05:50:01 / April 2, 2016 @ 5:50 am.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 100 km NNE of Chignik Lake, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -157.9149° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 57.0821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.6 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 05:50:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-02 06:35:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.23 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 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 556 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 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 0.91 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak13226799 Id of event.
Event Code 13226799 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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