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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Kaktovik in Alaska

Earthquake location 69.6854S, -144.7901WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (41 miles). Unique identifier: us1000g7ap. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g7ap. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 17:54:26 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:54 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.72 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:54:26 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.72 km, -144.7901° West, 69.6854° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -144.7901° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.6854° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-12 17:54:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 18:03:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 259 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 0.667 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us1000g7ap Id of event.
Event Code 1000g7ap An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g7ap, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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