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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Cold Bay in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.6911S, -161.7856WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 81 km NE of Cold Bay, Alaska (50 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:36:01 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170.9 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 16:36:01 / May 9, 2020 @ 4:36 pm. Exact location, longitude -161.7856° West, latitude 55.6911° North, depth = 170.9 km. Unique identifier: ak0205z9loj7. Ids that are associated to the event: ak0205z9loj7.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 81 km NE of Cold Bay, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -161.7856° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.6911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 170.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km NE of Cold Bay, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-09 16:36:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-21 00:46:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 ak0205z9loj7 Id of event.
Event Code 0205z9loj7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0205z9loj7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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