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Light earthquake 4 mag, 24 km SE of Y, Alaska



Earthquake location 62.0014S, -149.5907WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Y in Alaska on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13466305, us20005j52. Id of event: ak13466305. Exact location of event, longitude -149.5907 West, latitude 62.0014 North, depth = 38.2 km. The temblor was detected at 20:55:26 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 04:55:26 / April 17, 2016 @ 4:55 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.2 km (24 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River. The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 24 km SE of Y, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.5907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.0014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SE of Y, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 04:55:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 05:30:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.54 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 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 250 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 ,ak,us, 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 0.57 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 ak13466305 Id of event.
Event Code 13466305 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13466305,us20005j52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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