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

Earthquake location 54.9964S, -159.4353WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 77 km ESE of Sand Point, Alaska (48 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 19:40:20 / January 9, 2021 @ 7:40 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:40:20 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -159.4353 West, latitude 54.9964 North, depth = 1.2 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak021f7dz5r. Unique identifier: ak021f7dz5r.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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: 77 km ESE of Sand Point, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -159.4353° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 54.9964° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km ESE 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 19:40:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-20 15:25:03 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 0.64 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 ak021f7dz5r Id of event.
Event Code 021f7dz5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak021f7dz5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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