A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 44 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (27 miles). Global time and date of event 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 14:31:33 / May 15, 2017 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -173.5943° West, 52.3332° North, depth 42.34 km. 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 42.34 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:31:33 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008sjv, ak16037081. Unique identifier: us10008sjv.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 44 km ENE of Atka, Alaska.
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