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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Sand Point in Alaska


Earthquake location 54.7439S, -161.1441WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 77 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (48 miles) on Tuesday. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:47:19 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -161.1441 West, latitude 54.7439 North, depth = 44.41 km. Event id: us6000b95f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b95f. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.41 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 12:47:19 / August 4, 2020 @ 12:47 pm.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -161.1441° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.7439° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km SSW 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 2020-08-04 12:47:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-04 13:06:40 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 416 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 0.718 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us6000b95f Id of event.
Event Code 6000b95f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b95f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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