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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Nikolski in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.3303S, -167.9084WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 93 km SE of Nikolski, Alaska (58 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 17:53:38 / October 26, 2017 @ 5:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -167.9084° West, latitude 52.3303° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 06:53:38 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak17099319, us1000ax6i. Id of event: us1000ax6i.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 93 km SE of Nikolski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -167.9084° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3303° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km SE of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-26 17:53:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-09 16:42:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 298 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 ,ak,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 0.863 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us1000ax6i Id of event.
Event Code 1000ax6i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak17099319,us1000ax6i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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