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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.3055S, -159.6246WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (79 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cag5, ak020djw8kf4. Id of event: us6000cag5. Exact location of event, depth 19.57 km, -159.6246° West, 54.3055° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.57 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 01:17:54 / October 21, 2020 @ 1:17 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:54 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 127 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.6246° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.3055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 127 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 2020-10-21 01:17:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-21 01:36:53 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 400 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,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 0.527 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000cag5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cag5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cag5,ak020djw8kf4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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