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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Talkeetna in Alaska



Earthquake location 62.678S, -149.6759WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 45 km NNE of Talkeetna, Alaska (28 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 93 km (58 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 20:28:41 / April 26, 2016 @ 8:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:28:41 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: at00o69cvt. Unique identifier: at00o69cvt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.6759 West, latitude 62.678 North, depth = 93 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Talkeetna in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 45 km NNE of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.6759° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NNE of Talkeetna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-26 20:28:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-26 20:31:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 340 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 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32.4 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 at00o69cvt Id of event.
Event Code 00o69cvt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o69cvt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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