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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Nikiski in Alaska

Earthquake location 60.7634S, -151.3756WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. Id of earthquake: ak0209a6ryje. Event ids that are associated: ak0209a6ryje. Exact location of event, longitude -151.3756 West, latitude 60.7634 North, depth = 63.5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.5 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 07:08:49 / July 20, 2020 @ 7:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:08:49 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 9 km NNW of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.3756° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 60.7634° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km NNW of Nikiski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-20 07:08:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-20 07:11:15 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 automatic 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 234 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 0.66 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 ak0209a6ryje Id of event.
Event Code 0209a6ryje An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0209a6ryje, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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