A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 50 km NNE of Valdez, Alaska (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -145.8404° West, 61.5147° North, depth 31.9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 11:59:32 / April 18, 2017 @ 11:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.9 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:59:32 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak15784653. Unique identifier: ak15784653.
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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 50 km NNE of Valdez, Alaska.
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