A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 210 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska (130 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 175.8847° East, 50.467° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 10:23:56 / February 24, 2017 @ 10:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak15368751. Event ids that are associated: ak15368751. The temblor was detected at 22:23:56 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 210 km S of Buldir Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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