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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Kiska Volcano in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.343S, 177.1606WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 89 km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska (55 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.1606 East, latitude 51.343 North, depth = 39.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 00:02:55 / December 23, 2019 @ 12:02 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:02:55 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70006q00. Event ids that are associated: us70006q00. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.35 km (24 miles).

Every 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 89 km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.1606° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.343° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km SSW of Kiska Volcano, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-23 00:02:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-23 00:24:32 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 298 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 1.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 us70006q00 Id of event.
Event Code 70006q00 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006q00, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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