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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 74 km E of Cape Yakataga, Alaska

Earthquake location 60.1814S, -141.113WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 74 km E of Cape Yakataga, Alaska (46 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 14:59:49 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Cape Yakataga in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -141.113 West, latitude 60.1814 North, depth = 0 km. Id of earthquake: ak14796001. Event ids that are associated: at00oithbr, ak14796001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/16 / 2016-12-26 23:59:49 / December 26, 2016 @ 11:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 74 km E of Cape Yakataga, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -141.113° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.1814° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km E of Cape Yakataga, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-26 23:59:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 00:09:24 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 0.85 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 ak14796001 Id of event.
Event Code 14796001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oithbr,ak14796001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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