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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 87 km S of McCarthy, Alaska

Earthquake location 60.6511S, -142.9868WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 87 km S of McCarthy, Alaska (54 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.71 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near McCarthy in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000bbbm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qes6sz, us6000bbbm. Exact location of earthquake, -142.9868° West, 60.6511° North, depth 13.71 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:19:44 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 05:19:44 / August 9, 2020 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 87 km S of McCarthy, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -142.9868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.6511° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87 km S of McCarthy, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-09 05:19:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-09 05:36:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 259 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 ,at,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 0.114 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 114 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 us6000bbbm Id of event.
Event Code 6000bbbm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qes6sz,us6000bbbm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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