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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.3577S, -159.5512WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 124 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -159.5512° West, 54.3577° North, depth 18.1 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 21:05:57 / October 19, 2020 @ 9:05 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:05:57 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak020dgwzz9j. Unique identifier: ak020dgwzz9j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.1 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 124 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.5512° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.3577° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 124 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 2020-10-19 21:05:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-19 21:23:45 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 0 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 416 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 1.03 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 ak020dgwzz9j Id of event.
Event Code 020dgwzz9j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020dgwzz9j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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