A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 km SW of Attu Station, Alaska (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.8974 East, latitude 52.619 North, depth = 46.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 03:41:03 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:41 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:41:03 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.6 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15503660. Id of event: ak15503660.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km SW of Attu Station, Alaska.
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