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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kodiak in Alaska

Earthquake location 56.2712S, -149.3514WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 251 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (156 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:07:48 / 12:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 10:07:48 / January 30, 2018 @ 10:07 am. Id of earthquake: us2000cr8c. Event ids that are associated: us2000cr8c. Exact location of event, longitude -149.3514 West, latitude 56.2712 North, depth = 15.59 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.59 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 251 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.3514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.2712° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 251km SE of Kodiak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-30 10:07:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-30 12:22:34 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 271 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 ,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 2.327 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us2000cr8c Id of event.
Event Code 2000cr8c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cr8c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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