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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Amatignak Island in Alaska

Earthquake location 50.9269S, -179.3955WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 km SSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska (26 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:15:07 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009mnq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0206j3c0fv, us70009mnq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 15:15:07 / May 21, 2020 @ 3:15 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -179.3955 West, latitude 50.9269 North, depth = 22.88 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.88 km (14 miles).

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

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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 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: 42 km SSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.3955° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.9269° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-21 15:15:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-23 14:53:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 222 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 0.726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 us70009mnq Id of event.
Event Code 70009mnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak0206j3c0fv,us70009mnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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