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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Homer in Alaska



Earthquake location 58.882S, -152.397WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Homer in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69 km (43 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -152.397 West, latitude 58.882 North, depth = 69 km. Event id: at00o6dz18. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o6dz18. The temblor was detected at 22:17:32 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 08:17:32 / April 29, 2016 @ 8:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Homer in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 97 km SSW of Homer, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.397° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 58.882° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km SSW of Homer, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-29 08:17:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-29 08:20:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 354 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 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.73302527 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 at00o6dz18 Id of event.
Event Code 00o6dz18 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o6dz18, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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