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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Atka in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.8608S, -173.3575WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 68 km ESE of Atka, Alaska (42 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.25 km (38 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.3575 West, latitude 51.8608 North, depth = 61.25 km. Event id: us6000a449. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0206h9b9nl, us6000a449. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 04:26:13 / May 20, 2020 @ 4:26 am UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:26:13 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km ESE of Atka, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.3575° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.8608° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68 km ESE of Atka, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-20 04:26:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-03 02:42:59 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 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 0.617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 us6000a449 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a449 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0206h9b9nl,us6000a449, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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