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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Alaska

Earthquake location 54.6089S, -159.7434WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes south of Alaska (0 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.2 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.7434 West, latitude 54.6089 North, depth = 21.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020die21ok, us6000cc5p. Id of event: us6000cc5p. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:17:17 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 10:17:17 / October 20, 2020 @ 10:17 am.

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

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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: south of Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.7434° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.6089° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place south of 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 10:17:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-15 09:42:17 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 0.239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us6000cc5p Id of event.
Event Code 6000cc5p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020die21ok,us6000cc5p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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