A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 39 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (24 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 02:50:43 / May 11, 2017 @ 2:50 am. Exact location, longitude -178.4104° West, latitude 51.5755° North, depth = 5.5 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:50:43 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak16018762. Event ids that are associated: ak16018762. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 5.5 km (3 miles).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 39 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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