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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska



Earthquake location 51.472S, 178.7823WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 56 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (35 miles) on Saturday. 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 44.55 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 178.7823 East, latitude 51.472 North, depth = 44.55 km. The temblor was reported at 00:05:37 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 10:05:37 / August 5, 2017 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000a52m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a52m.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.7823° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.472° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-05 10:05:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 10:29:53 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 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 326 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, 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 0.337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us2000a52m Id of event.
Event Code 2000a52m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a52m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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