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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 44 km ENE of Atka, Alaska



Earthquake location 52.3332S, -173.5943WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 44 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (27 miles). Global time and date of event 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 14:31:33 / May 15, 2017 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -173.5943° West, 52.3332° North, depth 42.34 km. 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 42.34 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:31:33 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008sjv, ak16037081. Unique identifier: us10008sjv.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 44 km ENE of Atka, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.5943° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3332° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km ENE of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-15 14:31:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-15 15:22:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 3.77 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 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 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us,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 1.536 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008sjv Id of event.
Event Code 10008sjv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008sjv,ak16037081, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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