A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 14 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (9 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: at00nwynue, us200040d5. Unique identifier: us200040d5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 02:49:28 / October 29, 2015 @ 2:49 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:49:28 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.59 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 178.5144° East, latitude 51.8172° North, depth = 87.59 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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