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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Cohoe in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.2021S, -150.8982WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Cohoe in Alaska. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cohoe in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 16:11:29 / January 9, 2019 @ 4:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.8982 West, latitude 60.2021 North, depth = 55.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.2 km (34 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:11:29 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak019f5fh9w. Ids that are associated to the event: ak019f5fh9w, at00pl2nn5, us2000j1yw.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer, Kenai, Sterling (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km SE of Cohoe, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.8982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.2021° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SE of Cohoe, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-09 16:11:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-09 16:26:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.43 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 1 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 350 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,at,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 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 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 ak019f5fh9w Id of event.
Event Code 019f5fh9w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak019f5fh9w,at00pl2nn5,us2000j1yw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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