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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Nikolski in Alaska

Earthquake location 51.9796S, -170.9818WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 179 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska (111 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 10:05:04 / December 7, 2020 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.85 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000cpuy. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cpuy. Exact location of event, depth 33.85 km, -170.9818° West, 51.9796° North. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:05:04 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 179 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -170.9818° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.9796° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 179 km SW 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 2020-12-07 10:05:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-14 08:38:38 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 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 ,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 1.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us7000cpuy Id of event.
Event Code 7000cpuy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cpuy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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