A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 79 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (49 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude 178.8344° East, latitude 51.2688° North, depth = 45.28 km. Event id: us2000a98c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a98c. 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 45.28 km (28 miles). Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 01:17:01 / August 18, 2017 @ 1:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:17:01 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter).
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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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