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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.3851S, -159.6082WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (75 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us7000c704. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020dk8ngwf, us7000c704. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.6082 West, latitude 54.3851 North, depth = 27.79 km. Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 22:02:53 / October 21, 2020 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.79 km (17 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:02:53 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and six and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 120 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.6082° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.3851° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120 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 22:02:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-30 03:23:03 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 199 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 ,ak,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 0.447 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us7000c704 Id of event.
Event Code 7000c704 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020dk8ngwf,us7000c704, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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