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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 96 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska

Earthquake location 54.604S, -159.6956WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 96 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (60 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.4 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:14:21 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c6hs. Unique identifier: us7000c6hs. Global time and date of event 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 22:14:21 / October 27, 2020 @ 10:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -159.6956 West, latitude 54.604 North, depth = 28.4 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days two hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 96 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.6956° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.604° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96 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 2020-10-27 22:14:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-27 22:29:08 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 271 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 0.235 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 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 us7000c6hs Id of event.
Event Code 7000c6hs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c6hs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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