A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 km SW of Atka, Alaska (27 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak11721366, us20003nc6. Unique identifier: us20003nc6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.47 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 15:21:55 / September 23, 2015 @ 3:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.6239 West, latitude 51.8996 North, depth = 63.47 km. The temblor was detected at 06:21:55 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 43 km SW of Atka, Alaska.
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