A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km SE of Atka, Alaska (56 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.4704 West, latitude 51.5179 North, depth = 41.62 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 22:22:16 / December 31, 2015 @ 10:22 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:22:16 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004amq. Id of event: us10004amq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.62 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km SE of Atka, Alaska.
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