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Light earthquake 4 mag, 70 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

Earthquake location 69.6098S, -144.71WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 70 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (43 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -144.71 West, latitude 69.6098 North, depth = 7.9 km. Event id: ak02056g5da. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00q3j8uw, ak02056g5da, us70006u62. The temblor was detected at 04:16:18 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 13:16:18 / January 3, 2020 @ 1:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.9 km (5 miles).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 70 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -144.71° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.6098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SW 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 2020-01-03 13:16:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-03 13:43:35 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 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 246 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,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 0.98 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 ak02056g5da Id of event.
Event Code 02056g5da An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q3j8uw,ak02056g5da,us70006u62, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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