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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Talkeetna in Alaska

Earthquake location 62.3523S, -152.4029WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 123 km W of Talkeetna, Alaska (76 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 03:34:09 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -152.4029 West, latitude 62.3523 North, depth = 126.8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j4i, ak13598933. Id of event: ak13598933. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 11:34:09 / May 21, 2016 @ 11:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.8 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 123 km W of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.4029° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 62.3523° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 123km W 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 2016-05-21 11:34:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 12:25:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.43 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 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 327 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 ,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 0.55 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 ak13598933 Id of event.
Event Code 13598933 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j4i,ak13598933, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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