Mag. 3.3 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 117 mi south of Saint Paul, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 28 August 2020 at 15:44 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.3 earthquake  - Gulf of Alaska, 117 mi south of Saint Paul, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 28 August 2020 at 15:44 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.3 earthquake at 21 km depth

28 Aug 15:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 12 minutes.
Aug 28 17:48: Magnitude recalculated from 3.5 to 3.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 22.2 to 21.2 km.
Date & time: 28 Aug 2020 15:44:03 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 21.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.1459°N / 153.1089°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 57.87°N/155.42°W (234 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) SE of Akhiok (pop: 72) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) S of Old Harbor (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSE of Larsen Bay (pop: 88) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SSW of Chiniak (pop: 47) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) S of Womens Bay (pop: 719) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSE of Karluk (pop: 37) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) SSW of Kodiak (pop: 6,250) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of Port Lions (pop: 197) --> See nearby quakes!
5701 km (3543 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
5701 km (3543 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Sitkinak Island --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) ESE of Tugidak Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 109 joules (1.56 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.34 tons of TNT) 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 3.321 km110 km SE of Akhiok, Alaska (USA)USGS
M 3.522 kmKodiak Island Region, Alaska (USA)EMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
visalia ca. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
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Mag. 3.3 earthquake - Gulf of Alaska, 117 mi south of Saint Paul, Alaska, USA, on Friday, 28 August 2020 at 15:44 (GMT)
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