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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 102 km SSE of Adak, Alaska

Earthquake location 51.0441S, -176.0511WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 102 km SSE of Adak, Alaska (63 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.0511 West, latitude 51.0441 North, depth = 36.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 15:06:46 / August 29, 2018 @ 3:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ak20237564. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20237564. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:06:46 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 36.7 km (23 miles).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 102 km SSE of Adak, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.0511° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.0441° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km SSE of Adak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-29 15:06:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-29 15:55:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak20237564 Id of event.
Event Code 20237564 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20237564, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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