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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 254 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska

Earthquake location 56.3845S, -148.7412WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 254 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska (158 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 07:12:41 / August 12, 2020 @ 7:12 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.41 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ak020ac85ss7, us6000bdha. Unique identifier: us6000bdha. Exact location of earthquake, -148.7412° West, 56.3845° North, depth 21.41 km. The temblor was detected at 07:12:41 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 254 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -148.7412° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.3845° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 254 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-12 07:12:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-13 06:01:41 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 2.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 242 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 us6000bdha Id of event.
Event Code 6000bdha An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020ac85ss7,us6000bdha, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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