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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kaktovik in Alaska

Earthquake location 69.7076S, -145.5555WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km WSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (54 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 19:07:49 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/19 / 2019-03-10 04:07:49 / March 10, 2019 @ 4:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.3 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -145.5555° West, latitude 69.7076° North, depth = 12.3 km. Unique identifier: ak019366iacs. Ids that are associated to the event: at00po4u51, ak019366iacs.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 87 km WSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -145.5555° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.7076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km WSW 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 2019-03-10 04:07:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-10 04:17:40 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 4.71 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 298 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 ,at,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 0.87 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 ak019366iacs Id of event.
Event Code 019366iacs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00po4u51,ak019366iacs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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