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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Adak in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.6005S, -175.5637WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 81 km ESE of Adak, Alaska (50 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -175.5637 West, latitude 51.6005 North, depth = 53.14 km. Unique identifier: us70007tvf. Ids that are associated to the event: ak0201npwx8w, us70007tvf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.14 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:03:08 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 11:03:08 / February 5, 2020 @ 11:03 am.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km ESE of Adak, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.5637° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.6005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km ESE of Adak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-05 11:03:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-06 07:41:11 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 121 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 0.538 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 us70007tvf Id of event.
Event Code 70007tvf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0201npwx8w,us70007tvf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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