A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 56 km E of Atka, Alaska (35 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:28:16 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 15:28:16 / February 15, 2017 @ 3:28 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -173.3735 West, latitude 52.2328 North, depth = 80.2 km. Event id: ak15272907. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15272907. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.2 km (50 miles).
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 two and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 56 km E of Atka, Alaska.
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