A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska (45 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -169.558 West, latitude 52.4257 North, depth = 47.84 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:38:20 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004dj8. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12445515, us10004dj8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 20:38:20 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:38 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.84 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 73 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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