A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 76 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (47 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: ak15822484, us10008lb4. Unique identifier: us10008lb4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.7012 East, latitude 51.2738 North, depth = 53.57 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.57 km (33 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 15:58:51 / April 27, 2017 @ 3:58 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:58:51 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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