A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 72 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska (45 miles). Exact location of event, depth 49.92 km, -169.6488° West, 52.4888° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 04:09:00 / February 21, 2017 @ 4:09 am. Unique identifier: us20008mpy. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15419621, us20008mpy. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.92 km (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:09:00 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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