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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 106 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska

Earthquake location 54.554S, -159.5293WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 106 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:37:52 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 02:37:52 / December 4, 2020 @ 2:37 am. Id of earthquake: us7000cmtc. Event ids that are associated: us7000cmtc. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.22 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, depth 27.22 km, -159.5293° West, 54.554° North.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 106 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.5293° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.554° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-04 02:37:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-04 03:25:31 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 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 271 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 0.279 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us7000cmtc Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmtc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmtc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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