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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Shungnak in Alaska


Earthquake location 66.3447S, -157.5944WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 km SSW of Shungnak, Alaska (39 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -157.5944 West, latitude 66.3447 North, depth = 0 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:58:01 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 07:58:01 / August 8, 2020 @ 7:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020a5ma5yh. Id of event: ak020a5ma5yh.

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

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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: 63 km SSW of Shungnak, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -157.5944° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 66.3447° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km SSW of Shungnak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-08 07:58:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-08 08:02:53 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 1.14 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 ak020a5ma5yh Id of event.
Event Code 020a5ma5yh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020a5ma5yh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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