A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 58 km ESE of Atka, Alaska (36 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: at00om4tme. Unique identifier: at00om4tme. Exact location of event, depth 59 km, -173.374° West, 52.055° North. A tsunami warning has been issued near Atka in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 10:39:50 / March 1, 2017 @ 10:39 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:39:50 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five 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: 58 km ESE of Atka, Alaska.
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