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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Nikolski in Alaska


Earthquake location 52.3042S, -170.5792WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km WSW of Nikolski, Alaska (84 miles) on Saturday. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:32:33 / 6:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -170.5792 West, latitude 52.3042 North, depth = 53.88 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.88 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 18:32:33 / May 23, 2020 @ 6:32 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000a1uz. Event ids that are associated: ak0206mgapi1, us6000a1uz.

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 135 km WSW of Nikolski, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -170.5792° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.3042° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 135 km WSW of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-23 18:32:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-19 18:17:34 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 222 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 1.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000a1uz Id of event.
Event Code 6000a1uz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0206mgapi1,us6000a1uz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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