A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 100 km SSE of Atka, Alaska (62 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/16 / 2016-03-12 19:59:05 / March 12, 2016 @ 7:59 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:59:05 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005a83. Event ids that are associated: ak12969839, us20005a83. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.8848° West, 51.3125° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-six, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-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. 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: 100 km SSE of Atka, Alaska.
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