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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag was detected near Nikolski in Alaska

Earthquake location 52.8596S, -168.0772WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 53 km E of Nikolski, Alaska (33 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 01/12/20 / 2020-12-01 16:30:50 / December 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:30:50 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -168.0772° West, latitude 52.8596° North, depth = 29.5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.5 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak020ffya31u. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020ffya31u.

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

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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. 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: 53 km E of Nikolski, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -168.0772° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 52.8596° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km E 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 2020-12-01 16:30:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-11 10:29:53 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 168 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 0.91 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 ak020ffya31u Id of event.
Event Code 020ffya31u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020ffya31u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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