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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 7 km NW of Beluga, Alaska

Earthquake location 61.1938S, -151.1577WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Beluga in Alaska. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 10:47:38 / July 31, 2020 @ 10:47 am. Id of earthquake: ak0209sfpetc. Event ids that are associated: ak0209sfpetc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.8 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -151.1577 West, latitude 61.1938 North, depth = 58.8 km. The temblor was detected at 10:47:38 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sterling, Kenai, Anchorage.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 7 km NW of Beluga, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.1577° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 61.1938° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NW of Beluga, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-31 10:47:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-31 11:51:15 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 121 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 0.6 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 ak0209sfpetc Id of event.
Event Code 0209sfpetc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0209sfpetc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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