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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Nikolski in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.1088S, -170.9106WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 166 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska (103 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 00:20:40 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -170.9106° West, 52.1088° North, depth 43.718 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/07/24 / 2024-07-03 00:20:40 / July 3, 2024 @ 12:20 am. Unique identifier: us6000n9xz. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000n9xz, ak0248hyjksa. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.718 km (27 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 five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 166 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -170.9106° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.1088° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.718 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 166 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-07-03 00:20:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-03 00:38:07 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 3.267 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 326 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,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 90 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.995 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000n9xz Id of event.
Event Code 6000n9xz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n9xz,ak0248hyjksa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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