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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Salcha in Alaska

Earthquake location 64.3887S, -147.3975WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Salcha in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.65 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -147.3975° West, latitude 64.3887° North, depth = 10.65 km. The temblor was reported at 20:44:51 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 20:44:51 / August 23, 2020 @ 8:44 pm. Event id: us6000bjhz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bjhz.

Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Fairbanks (c. 31 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Badger (c. 19 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from College (c. 13 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was College, Fairbanks, Badger.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 28 km WSW of Salcha, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -147.3975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 64.3887° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28 km WSW of Salcha, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-23 20:44:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-23 21:00:46 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 ,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 0.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us6000bjhz Id of event.
Event Code 6000bjhz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bjhz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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