A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 74 km SE of Chignik Lake, Alaska (46 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:36:52 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -157.9431° West, 55.7628° North, depth 52.71 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 22:36:52 / January 1, 2016 @ 10:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.71 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004bn0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12382624, us10004bn0.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 74 km SE of Chignik Lake, Alaska.
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