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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.6325S, -159.8159WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 89 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (55 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cacz. Unique identifier: us6000cacz. Exact location of earthquake, -159.8159° West, 54.6325° North, depth 33.71 km. Global time and date of event 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 21:38:52 / October 20, 2020 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.71 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:38:52 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-five, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.8159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.6325° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89 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 2020-10-20 21:38:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-20 21:54:26 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 369 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 0.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000cacz Id of event.
Event Code 6000cacz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cacz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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