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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.4773S, -173.5086WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 93 km SSE of Atka, Alaska (58 miles). Event id: us70009jgf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0206dzhugf, us70009jgf. The temblor was reported at 18:37:29 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 06:37:29 / May 18, 2020 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.55 km (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5086 West, latitude 51.4773 North, depth = 21.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 93 km SSE of Atka, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.5086° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.4773° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km SSE of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-18 06:37:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-18 07:17:51 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 312 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 ,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 0.842 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us70009jgf Id of event.
Event Code 70009jgf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0206dzhugf,us70009jgf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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