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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Gambell in Alaska



Earthquake location 63.143S, -172.477WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 79 km SSW of Gambell, Alaska (49 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km (1 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 04:41:01 / January 16, 2018 @ 4:41 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:41:01 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: at00p2mt0d, ak18063187. Unique identifier: at00p2mt0d. Exact location of event, longitude -172.477 West, latitude 63.143 North, depth = 1 km.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km SSW of Gambell, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -172.477° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.143° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SSW of Gambell, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-16 04:41:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-16 04:55:56 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 3.48 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 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at 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 32 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7240421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140.399988768 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 at00p2mt0d Id of event.
Event Code 00p2mt0d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00p2mt0d,ak18063187, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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