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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.5424S, -152.9093WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Anchor Point in Alaska on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 14:23:30 / December 23, 2016 @ 2:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.2 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak14779984. Event ids that are associated: at00oin6n6, ak14779984. A tsunami warning has been issued near Anchor Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:23:30 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -152.9093 West, latitude 59.5424 North, depth = 94.2 km.

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 66 km WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.9093° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.5424° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km WSW of Anchor Point, 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 14:23:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 14:39:38 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 automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 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 ,at,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 0.64 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 ak14779984 Id of event.
Event Code 14779984 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oin6n6,ak14779984, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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