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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Adak in Alaska



Earthquake location 50.4155S, -176.2375WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 165 km S of Adak, Alaska (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/16 / 2016-11-29 07:09:24 / November 29, 2016 @ 7:09 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:09:24 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.2375 West, latitude 50.4155 North, depth = 20.15 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.15 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007d2m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007d2m.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 165 km S of Adak, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.2375° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.4155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 165km S of Adak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-29 07:09:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-29 07:27:08 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 ,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 1.495 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us10007d2m Id of event.
Event Code 10007d2m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007d2m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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