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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Nikolski in Alaska



Earthquake location 52.8612S, -168.3219WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 37 km ESE of Nikolski, Alaska (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.18 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -168.3219 West, latitude 52.8612 North, depth = 45.18 km. Unique identifier: us2000bsqs. Ids that are associated to the event: ak17372726, us2000bsqs. Global time and date of event 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 06:49:00 / November 22, 2017 @ 6:49 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:49:00 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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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. 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: 37 km ESE of Nikolski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.3219° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.8612° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km ESE 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 2017-11-22 06:49:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-22 07:08:18 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 312 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 0.955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us2000bsqs Id of event.
Event Code 2000bsqs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak17372726,us2000bsqs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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