A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 59 km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska (37 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.75 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003l21. Id of event: us10003l21. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -168.5329 West, latitude 52.444 North, depth = 30.75 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 00:05:56 / October 8, 2015 @ 12:05 am. The temblor was picked up at 13:05:56 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 59 km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska.
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