A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 63 km WSW of Buldir Island, Alaska (39 miles) on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10004fqp. Event ids that are associated: ak12473621, us10004fqp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.21 km (32 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:15:35 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 175.1299° East, latitude 52.0648° North, depth = 51.21 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 13:15:35 / January 16, 2016 @ 1:15 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 63 km WSW of Buldir Island, Alaska.
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