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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Haines Junction in Canada

Earthquake location 59.8928S, -136.929WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 101 km SSE of Haines Junction, Canada (63 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us2000ckm8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18088608, us2000ckm8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.86 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:47:48 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.86 km, -136.929° West, 59.8928° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/18 / 2018-01-18 02:47:48 / January 18, 2018 @ 2:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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: 101 km SSE of Haines Junction, Canada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -136.929° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km SSE of Haines Junction, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-18 02:47:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-18 04:42:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.21 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 277 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 0.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ckm8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ckm8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak18088608,us2000ckm8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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