A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 57 km E of Atka, Alaska (35 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -173.3643 West, latitude 52.1729 North, depth = 58.17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.17 km (36 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00om4tme, ak15424918, us100085xq. Id of event: us100085xq. A tsunami warning has been issued near Atka in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:39:49 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 10:39:49 / March 1, 2017 @ 10:39 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km E of Atka, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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