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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Whittier in Alaska



Earthquake location 60.386S, -147.3657WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 82 km ESE of Whittier, Alaska (51 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.8 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 09:30:24 / July 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -147.3657° West, latitude 60.386° North, depth = 7.8 km. Unique identifier: ak16327545. Ids that are associated to the event: at00osx6ep, ak16327545. A tsunami warning has been issued near Whittier in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:30:24 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter).

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 three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km ESE of Whittier, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -147.3657° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.386° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km ESE of Whittier, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-11 09:30:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 09:35:31 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 1 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 312 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 ,at,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 0.67 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 ak16327545 Id of event.
Event Code 16327545 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00osx6ep,ak16327545, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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