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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Kodiak in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.446S, -151.35WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 268 km SSE of Kodiak, Alaska (167 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -151.35° West, 55.446° North, depth 33 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 08:54:33 / January 2, 2020 @ 8:54 am. The temblor was detected at 22:54:33 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kodiak in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: at00q3h22x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00q3h22x. The epicenter was at a depth of 33 km (21 miles).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 268 km SSE of Kodiak, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.35° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.446° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 268km SSE of Kodiak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-02 08:54:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-02 08:59:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 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 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 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.941259 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201.599983872 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 at00q3h22x Id of event.
Event Code 00q3h22x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q3h22x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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