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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 41 km W of Nanwalek, Alaska

Earthquake location 59.3925S, -152.6535WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Nanwalek in Alaska on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 04:39:02 / August 16, 2020 @ 4:39 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.04 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bfge. Id of event: us6000bfge. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:02 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -152.6535 West, latitude 59.3925 North, depth = 85.04 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Homer (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Homer (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 41 km W of Nanwalek, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -152.6535° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.3925° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km W of Nanwalek, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-16 04:39:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-16 04:46:30 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 168 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 0.575 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us6000bfge Id of event.
Event Code 6000bfge An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bfge, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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