A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 km NW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (7 miles) on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: at00o1qw00, us20004vvs. Unique identifier: us20004vvs. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:52:48 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 02:52:48 / January 30, 2016 @ 2:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.3 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 178.3734° East, latitude 52.022° North, depth = 100.3 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Little Sitkin Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 12 km NW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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