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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.2491S, -179.9124WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 56 km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska (35 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 19:24:07 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Amatignak Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60007gae. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00q4pdw7, us60007gae. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.58 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 07:24:07 / January 26, 2020 @ 7:24 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -179.9124 West, latitude 51.2491 North, depth = 35.58 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 56 km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.9124° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.2491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-26 07:24:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-26 07:42:01 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 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 416 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 0.51 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007gae Id of event.
Event Code 60007gae An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q4pdw7,us60007gae, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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