A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Nikiski in Alaska. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 02:18:45 / May 30, 2017 @ 2:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -151.8294 West, latitude 60.8398 North, depth = 81.9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 81.9 km (51 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:18:45 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikiski in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ak16139649. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oqquf9, ak16139649.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Kalifornsky, Kenai. Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km WNW of Nikiski, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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