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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Alaska Peninsula



Earthquake location 56.4533S, -156.3519WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Alaska Peninsula (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15644458. Id of event: ak15644458. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.4 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 20:59:58 / March 28, 2017 @ 8:59 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:59:58 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -156.3519° West, latitude 56.4533° North, depth = 75.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Alaska Peninsula. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -156.3519° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.4533° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Alaska Peninsula Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-28 20:59:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-28 21:07:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 298 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 0.89 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 ak15644458 Id of event.
Event Code 15644458 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15644458, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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