A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100087gj. Event ids that are associated: us100087gj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.49 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 178.4555° East, latitude 51.9081° North, depth = 104.49 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 14:23:52 / March 7, 2017 @ 2:23 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:23:52 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 5 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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