A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 75 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (47 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.9 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -136.5406° West, 59.7174° North, depth 12.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15854997, at00opa4ap. Id of event: ak15854997. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:59:11 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Skagway in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 14:59:11 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:59 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 75 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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