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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Kodiak in Alaska


Earthquake location 56.2548S, -148.6786WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 283 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (176 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 02:05:07 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -148.6786 West, latitude 56.2548 North, depth = 20.38 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak19582534, us1000e6b7. Unique identifier: us1000e6b7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.38 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 12:05:07 / May 16, 2018 @ 12:05 pm.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days three thousand, four hundred and fifty-four 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 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 283 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.6786° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.2548° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 283km 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 2018-05-16 12:05:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-16 12:29:40 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 246 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 2.627 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us1000e6b7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000e6b7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak19582534,us1000e6b7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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