Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 42 mi east of King Cove, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 14:42 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake Gulf of Alaska, 31 mi east of Simeonof Island, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, 22 July 2020 06:12 GMT, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Gulf of Alaska, 42 mi east of King Cove, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 14:42 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 42 km depth

8 Aug 15:03 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 41.7 to 42.1 km.
Date & time: 8 Aug 2020 14:42:54 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 42.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.8389°N / 161.3373°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Pavlof (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (42 mi) ESE of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) E of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) SW of Perryville (pop: 113) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) ENE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) ENE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
6239 km (3877 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6239 km (3877 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Wosnesenski Island --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) ENE of Peter Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.540 kmAlaska Peninsula (USA)GFZ
M 5.541 kmAlaska Peninsula (USA)EMSC
M 5.650 kmAlaska Peninsula (USA)GeoAu
M 5.542 km67 km ESE of King Cove, Alaska (USA)USGS
M 6.010 kmAlaska Peninsula (USA)BMKG

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 42 mi east of King Cove, Aleutians East County, Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 14:42 (GMT)
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