M 5.2 in United States from 08 Oct 2020 14:22 UTC to 14:22
EQ parameters

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.2M
Depth: 17.6 Km
Lat/Lon: 52.6739 , -168.146
Event Date: 08 Oct 2020 14:22 UTC
08 Oct 2020 03:22 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km
Source: ALASKA EC ak020cym0qd0
Inserted at: 08 Oct 2020 14:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.2 (United States)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
ak020cym0qd0 Scaled population (vector) 0.88  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.65  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1336806 0 08 Oct 2020 14:22 5.1M, 37km N/A Few people (in 100km) 00:07 NTWC
1336807 0 08 Oct 2020 14:22 5.2M, 17.6km N/A Few people (in 100km) 00:07 ALASKA EC
1336810 0 08 Oct 2020 14:22 5.7M, 36.99km 4.24 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 1d 00:05 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in United States , State of Alaska (population 572,432) . The nearest places are Nikolski, and Umnak.

Radius Population
100 km <1000 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Alaska United States 570000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Nikolski Alaska United States Village <1000 people 56 km
Umnak Alaska United States Village - 66 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Nikolski AS IKO 22 0 56 km
Umnak Island UMB unknown 0 79 km
Chernofski Harbor KCN unknown 0 90 km

More information

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