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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Nikolski in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.7737S, -168.2933WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 42 km ESE of Nikolski, Alaska (26 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.49 km (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -168.2933 West, latitude 52.7737 North, depth = 50.49 km. Event id: us7000cfq5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020e0qejub, us7000cfq5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/20 / 2020-10-31 19:30:15 / October 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm. The temblor was reported at 19:30:15 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 42 km ESE of Nikolski, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.2933° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.7737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 km ESE of Nikolski, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-31 19:30:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-17 22:30:47 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 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 0.628 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223 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 us7000cfq5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cfq5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020e0qejub,us7000cfq5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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