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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Skagway in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.8736S, -136.5809WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (53 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 12:49:18 / May 1, 2017 @ 12:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:49:18 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak15853423. Unique identifier: ak15853423. Exact location, longitude -136.5809° West, latitude 59.8736° North, depth = 0 km.

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

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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. 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: 85 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.5809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8736° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km WNW of Skagway, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-01 12:49:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-01 12:56:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 45 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 394 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 0.97 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 ak15853423 Id of event.
Event Code 15853423 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15853423, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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