A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 89 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (55 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 12:36:58 / May 1, 2017 @ 12:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: ak16020427, us10008rjw. Unique identifier: us10008rjw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -136.7688 West, latitude 59.7823 North, depth = 3.62 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:58 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.62 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 89 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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