A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 50 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:10:27 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 15:10:27 / January 18, 2016 @ 3:10 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004fcs. Event ids that are associated: us10004fcs. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.1799 West, latitude 52.0358 North, depth = 40.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.44 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 50 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska.
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