A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 96 km S of False Pass, Alaska (60 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -163.2384 West, latitude 53.9885 North, depth = 23.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:51:49 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 23.09 km (14 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pag. Unique identifier: us10003pag. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 01:51:49 / October 17, 2015 @ 1:51 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 96 km S of False Pass, Alaska.
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