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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag was detected near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.2374S, -159.7418WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 131 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (81 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.98 km (18 miles). Event id: us7000d1px. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak021f7ua7x, us7000d1px. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 20:16:26 / January 9, 2021 @ 8:16 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.7418 West, latitude 54.2374 North, depth = 28.98 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:16:26 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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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: 131 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.7418° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.2374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131 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 2021-01-09 20:16:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-22 02:08:44 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 0.601 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212 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 us7000d1px Id of event.
Event Code 7000d1px An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak021f7ua7x,us7000d1px, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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