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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Chiniak in Alaska

Earthquake location 56.191S, -149.2905WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 241 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska (150 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -149.2905° West, 56.191° North, depth 10.4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0209yy7tnu. Id of event: ak0209yy7tnu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 04:36:29 / August 4, 2020 @ 4:36 am. The temblor was reported at 04:36:29 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.4 km (6 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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: 241 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -149.2905° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 56.191° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 241 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 2020-08-04 04:36:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-19 20:42:29 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 138 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 0.5 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 ak0209yy7tnu Id of event.
Event Code 0209yy7tnu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0209yy7tnu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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