A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 62 km NE of Atka, Alaska (39 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 203.7 km (127 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:40:11 / 5:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/16 / 2016-05-30 05:40:11 / May 30, 2016 @ 5:40 am. Event id: us20005z56. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005z56. Exact location of earthquake, -173.6804° West, 52.663° North, depth 203.7 km. 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 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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. 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: 62 km NE of Atka, Alaska.
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