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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.1921S, -159.5994WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 59 km ESE of Sand Point, Alaska (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -159.5994° West, 55.1921° North, depth 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b35e. Unique identifier: us6000b35e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 03:21:51 / July 24, 2020 @ 3:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:21:51 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km ESE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.5994° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.1921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km ESE of Sand Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-24 03:21:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-24 03:42:38 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 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 ,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 0.362 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us6000b35e Id of event.
Event Code 6000b35e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b35e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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