A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 74 km S of Yunaska Island, Alaska (46 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.5 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:43:17 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -170.5036 West, latitude 51.9748 North, depth = 11.5 km. Id of earthquake: ak15945932. Event ids that are associated: ak15945932. Global time and date of event 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 20:43:17 / May 6, 2017 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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