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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 16 km NE of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska



Earthquake location 52.0714S, 179.734WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 km NE of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska (10 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 179.734° East, latitude 52.0714° North, depth = 177.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:28:08 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 177.25 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 21:28:08 / October 15, 2016 @ 9:28 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14254309, us20007fnq. Id of event: us20007fnq.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NE of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.734° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.0714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 177.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NE of Semisopochnoi 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 2016-10-15 21:28:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-10 00:10:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 271 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 0.745 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us20007fnq Id of event.
Event Code 20007fnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14254309,us20007fnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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