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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.8846S, -160.3189WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 51 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (32 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 19:45:58 / August 19, 2020 @ 7:45 pm. Id of earthquake: ak020ao09wft. Event ids that are associated: ak020ao09wft. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.4 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -160.3189° West, 54.8846° North, depth 36.4 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:45:58 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 51 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -160.3189° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.8846° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-19 19:45:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-28 19:42:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 400 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 2 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 ak020ao09wft Id of event.
Event Code 020ao09wft An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020ao09wft, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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