A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 61 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska (38 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/15 / 2015-07-27 07:21:33 / July 27, 2015 @ 7:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:21:33 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -169.3428° West, latitude 52.4617° North, depth = 43.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200030bp. Id of event: us200030bp. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.66 km (27 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 61 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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