A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 42 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.7 km (3 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:39:54 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.4907° West, latitude 51.5689° North, depth = 4.7 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 00:39:54 / May 10, 2017 @ 12:39 am. Unique identifier: us10008r1i. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16016324, us10008r1i.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 42 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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