A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 52 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska (32 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.3619 West, latitude 51.3275 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 16:18:43 / February 28, 2017 @ 4:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:18:43 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15423672, us20008myn. Id of event: us20008myn.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 52 km E of Amatignak Island, Alaska.
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