A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 85 km SSW of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska (53 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us20008sd8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00omvncq, ak15501473, us20008sd8. A tsunami warning has been issued near Semisopochnoi Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 22:19:43 / March 15, 2017 @ 10:19 pm. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:19:43 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.92 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 179.0809° East, latitude 51.2573° North, depth = 30.92 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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