A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 37 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (23 miles). Unique identifier: ak15890969. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15890969. Exact location of earthquake, -178.5023° West, 51.6346° North, depth 4.9 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:45:12 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.9 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 18:45:12 / May 3, 2017 @ 6:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 37 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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