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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.778S, -161.162WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 75 km SW of Sand Point, Alaska (47 miles) on Tuesday. Event id: at00qe66e8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qe66e8. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sand Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:03:44 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -161.162° West, latitude 54.778° North, depth = 60 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 08:03:44 / July 28, 2020 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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: 75 km SW of Sand Point, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -161.162° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.778° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75 km SW 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 2020-07-28 08:03:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-28 08:09:25 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 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 536 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 77 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6943977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169.199986464 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qe66e8 Id of event.
Event Code 00qe66e8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qe66e8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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