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

Earthquake location 51.1618S, -178.2099WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km SW of Adak, Alaska (84 miles) on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 19:22:49 / December 16, 2020 @ 7:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:22:49 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.24 km (19 miles). Unique identifier: us6000d20d. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020g4t2vi8, us6000d20d. Exact location of earthquake, -178.2099° West, 51.1618° North, depth 30.24 km.

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

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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: 135 km SW of Adak, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.2099° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.1618° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 135 km SW of Adak, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-16 19:22:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-12 19:50:54 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 0.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 250 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 us6000d20d Id of event.
Event Code 6000d20d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020g4t2vi8,us6000d20d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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