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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Sand Point in Alaska

Earthquake location 54.4273S, -159.7706WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 111 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (69 miles) on Thursday. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:38:14 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -159.7706 West, latitude 54.4273 North, depth = 20 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 10:38:14 / October 29, 2020 @ 10:38 am. Unique identifier: ak020dxa0o57. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020dxa0o57.

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 fourty-eight, in the last 10 days five hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days six hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days nine hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 111 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.7706° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.4273° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 111 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 2020-10-29 10:38:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-10 20:55:23 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 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 0.62 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 ak020dxa0o57 Id of event.
Event Code 020dxa0o57 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak020dxa0o57, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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