A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 25 km SE of Circle, Alaska (16 miles). Exact location of event, depth 24.7 km, -143.8082° West, 65.649° North. Id of earthquake: ak12879176. Event ids that are associated: us10004sit, ak12879176. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 06:57:55 / February 25, 2016 @ 6:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.7 km (15 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:57:55 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km SE of Circle, Alaska.
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