A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 56 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (35 miles) on Saturday. 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 44.55 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 178.7823 East, latitude 51.472 North, depth = 44.55 km. The temblor was reported at 00:05:37 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 10:05:37 / August 5, 2017 @ 10:05 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000a52m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a52m.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 56 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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