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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Point Hope in Alaska



Earthquake location 67.898S, -166.598WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 50 km S of Point Hope, Alaska (31 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 04:02:05 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). Event id: at00omysfh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00omysfh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 15:02:05 / March 17, 2017 @ 3:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Point Hope in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -166.598° West, latitude 67.898° North, depth = 20 km.

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 four 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km S of Point Hope, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -166.598° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 67.898° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km S of Point Hope, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-17 15:02:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 15:11:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 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 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.397779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205.199983584 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 at00omysfh Id of event.
Event Code 00omysfh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00omysfh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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