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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.0965S, -160.4806WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 26 km S of Sand Point, Alaska (16 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -160.4806 West, latitude 55.0965 North, depth = 44.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/20 / 2020-07-27 19:34:39 / July 27, 2020 @ 7:34 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qe57pr, us6000b4yh. Id of event: us6000b4yh. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sand Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:34:39 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.13 km (27 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 26 km S of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.4806° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.0965° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26 km S 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 2020-07-27 19:34:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-27 19:48:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 1 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 466 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 ,at,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 0.253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000b4yh Id of event.
Event Code 6000b4yh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qe57pr,us6000b4yh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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