A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (24 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:22:28 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.1333 West, latitude 51.5409 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 22:22:28 / May 8, 2017 @ 10:22 pm UTC/GMT. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008qmv, ak15997352. Id of event: us10008qmv.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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