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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 50.9162S, 177.6577WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 129 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (80 miles) on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: ak13872309, us10006fxe. Unique identifier: us10006fxe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:37:07 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 177.6577 East, latitude 50.9162 North, depth = 37.6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 02:37:07 / August 23, 2016 @ 2:37 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.6 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 129 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.6577° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.9162° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 129km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-23 02:37:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-21 04:35:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 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 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us 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 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 237 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 us10006fxe Id of event.
Event Code 10006fxe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak13872309,us10006fxe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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