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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Cold Bay in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.751S, -161.7407WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 88 km NE of Cold Bay, Alaska (55 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0205z9loj7, us70009m5t. Id of event: us70009m5t. Exact location of event, longitude -161.7407 West, latitude 55.751 North, depth = 180.16 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 16:36:01 / May 9, 2020 @ 4:36 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 180.16 km (112 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:36:01 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km NE of Cold Bay, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -161.7407° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.751° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 180.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km 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 2020-05-24 20:29:48 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 138 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 0.277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us70009m5t Id of event.
Event Code 70009m5t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0205z9loj7,us70009m5t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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