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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Sand Point in Alaska


Earthquake location 54.8854S, -160.3653WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 50 km S of Sand Point, Alaska (31 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:29:53 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000b9rj. Ids that are associated to the event: ak0209lpvlkc, us6000b9rj. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/20 / 2020-07-27 04:29:53 / July 27, 2020 @ 4:29 am. Exact location of event, depth 23 km, -160.3653° West, 54.8854° North.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.3653° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.8854° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50 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 04:29:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-05 22:15:01 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 121 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 ,ak,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 0.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us6000b9rj Id of event.
Event Code 6000b9rj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0209lpvlkc,us6000b9rj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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