A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (24 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 17:39:17 / May 8, 2017 @ 5:39 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:39:17 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008qid. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15989982, us10008qid. Exact location, longitude -178.5607° West, latitude 51.6484° North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 39 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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