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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Sterling in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.6059S, -150.6343WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6343 West, latitude 60.6059 North, depth = 36.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.6 km (23 miles). Id of earthquake: ak17271046. Event ids that are associated: at00ozkz3n, ak17271046. The temblor was reported at 12:16:34 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 21:16:34 / November 17, 2017 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sterling in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Eagle River, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage. Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Elmendorf Air Force Base (c. 6 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).

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

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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. 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: 10 km NE of Sterling, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.6343° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.6059° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE of Sterling, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-17 21:16:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 21:26:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 63 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 349 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 0.75 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 ak17271046 Id of event.
Event Code 17271046 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ozkz3n,ak17271046, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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