A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 91 km E of Adak, Alaska (57 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -175.356° West, 51.7199° North, depth 53.49 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 15:08:02 / March 1, 2017 @ 3:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.49 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:08:02 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100085yt. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15425301, us100085yt. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 91 km E of Adak, Alaska.
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