A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (16 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.6 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 14:44:06 / January 22, 2017 @ 2:44 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15128244. Id of event: ak15128244. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:44:06 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.2758 West, latitude 51.675 North, depth = 73.6 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 25 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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