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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Kobuk in Alaska



Earthquake location 67.0172S, -157.8495WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 km WNW of Kobuk, Alaska (27 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5.4 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 00:43:51 / December 23, 2016 @ 12:43 am. Event id: ak14778379. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14778379. The temblor was picked up at 15:43:51 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -157.8495 West, latitude 67.0172 North, depth = 5.4 km.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 44 km WNW of Kobuk, 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 -157.8495° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 67.0172° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km WNW of Kobuk, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-23 00:43:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 01:02:51 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 4.57 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 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 ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,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 0.42 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 ak14778379 Id of event.
Event Code 14778379 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak14778379, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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