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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.465S, -159.8012WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 106 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (66 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:23:58 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak020dnf3af2. Event ids that are associated: ak020dnf3af2. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 14:23:58 / October 23, 2020 @ 2:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.8012 West, latitude 54.465 North, depth = 15.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.6 km (10 miles).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and nine, in the last 10 days four hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 106 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.8012° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.465° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106 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 2020-10-23 14:23:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-04 03:23:37 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 158 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 0.42 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 ak020dnf3af2 Id of event.
Event Code 020dnf3af2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020dnf3af2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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