A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km S of Atka, Alaska (45 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.7 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 01:37:25 / April 14, 2016 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.056 West, latitude 51.5381 North, depth = 29.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005hxt. Event ids that are associated: ak13433513, us20005hxt. The temblor was picked up at 13:37:25 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 73 km S of Atka, Alaska.
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