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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Skagway in Alaska

Earthquake location 59.8052S, -136.6401WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 84 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (52 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 14:59:22 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:59 pm. Exact location of event, depth 9.88 km, -136.6401° West, 59.8052° North. Id of earthquake: us10008mty. Event ids that are associated: us10008mty, ak15861947. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.88 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:59:22 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.6401° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8052° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 14:59:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-17 21:28:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.61 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 372 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 0.583 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10008mty Id of event.
Event Code 10008mty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008mty,ak15861947, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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