A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 153 km SW of Middleton Island, Alaska (95 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:13:54 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 11:13:54 / September 20, 2016 @ 11:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 6.2 km, -147.9618° West, 58.3474° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14003977. Id of event: ak14003977.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 153 km SW of Middleton Island, Alaska.
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