Mag. 4.5 earthquake - 31 miles NE of Akutan, Alaska, on Thursday, 5 Nov 2020 7:17 am (GMT -9) -

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 31 miles NE of Akutan, Alaska, on Thursday, 5 Nov 2020 7:17 am (GMT -9)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 120 km depth

5 Nov 17:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 56 minutes.
5 Nov 17:14: Now using data updates from USGS
5 Nov 17:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 108.6 to 120.2 km (from 67 to 75 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.4 km (2.7 mi) towards N.
Update Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 17:15
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 29 miles northeast of Akutan, Aleutian Islands
4.2 quake FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, USA, 5 Nov 7.17 am (GMT -9)
4.2 quake FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, USA, 5 Nov 7.17 am (GMT -9)
Just 57 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Akutan in the Aleutian Islands. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Thursday 5 November 2020 at 7.17 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 67 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Akutan (pop. 1000) located 29 miles from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 5 Nov 2020 16:17:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 5 Nov 2020 7:17 am (GMT -9)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 120.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.5049°N / 165.3297°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Westdahl (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) NE of Akutan (pop: 1,040) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) NE of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WSW of False Pass (pop: 40) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) WSW of Cold Bay (pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WSW of King Cove (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NE of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (192 mi) WSW of Nelson Lagoon (pop: 52) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) WSW of Sand Point (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
6490 km (4033 mi) NW of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
6490 km (4033 mi) NW of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Poa Island --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NE of Peter Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 8°C (46 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 18 m/s (35 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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 4.5120 km50 Km NE of Akutan, Alaska, USAUSGS
M 4.5120 km47 Km NE of Akutan, Alaska, USAEMSC

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