A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 72 km S of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska (45 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.1 km (35 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:12:07 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 179.6993° East, latitude 51.3038° North, depth = 57.1 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Semisopochnoi Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 12:12:07 / February 9, 2016 @ 12:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us20004z01. Event ids that are associated: at00o2a4k7, us20004z01.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km S of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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