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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Chiniak in Alaska

Earthquake location 55.9602S, -150.23WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 222 km SSE of Chiniak, Alaska (138 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 07:46:17 / August 7, 2020 @ 7:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:46:17 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.3 km (6 miles). Event id: ak020a3yobs6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020a3yobs6. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.23 West, latitude 55.9602 North, depth = 10.3 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -150.23° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 55.9602° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 222 km SSE 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 2020-08-07 07:46:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-24 15:13:07 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 148 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 0.84 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 ak020a3yobs6 Id of event.
Event Code 020a3yobs6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020a3yobs6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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