A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 119 km SE of Cold Bay, Alaska (74 miles) on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 07:59:31 / October 20, 2016 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:59:31 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20007fjg. Event ids that are associated: ak14250056, us20007fjg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.7 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -161.6469 West, latitude 54.3065 North, depth = 14.7 km. 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 earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 119 km SE of Cold Bay, Alaska.
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