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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Valdez in Alaska

Earthquake location 61.5147S, -145.8404WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 50 km NNE of Valdez, Alaska (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -145.8404° West, 61.5147° North, depth 31.9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 11:59:32 / April 18, 2017 @ 11:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.9 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:59:32 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak15784653. Unique identifier: ak15784653.

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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km NNE of Valdez, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -145.8404° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.5147° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NNE of Valdez, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-18 11:59:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-18 12:01:55 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 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 246 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 0.54 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 ak15784653 Id of event.
Event Code 15784653 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15784653, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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