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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Nikiski in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.9982S, -151.8202WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. Exact location of event, longitude -151.8202 West, latitude 60.9982 North, depth = 85.8 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/19 / 2019-01-02 06:48:56 / January 2, 2019 @ 6:48 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 85.8 km (53 miles). Id of earthquake: ak0193expfl. Event ids that are associated: ak0193expfl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:48:56 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km NW of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.8202° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.9982° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km NW of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-02 06:48:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-02 07:10:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.99 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic 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 247 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 0.54 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 ak0193expfl Id of event.
Event Code 0193expfl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0193expfl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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