A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 97 km SW of Chirikof Island, Alaska (60 miles). Global time and date of event 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 07:36:39 / August 19, 2017 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.2 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ak16570115. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16570115. Exact location, longitude -156.8801° West, latitude 55.3206° North, depth = 9.2 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:36:39 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 97 km SW of Chirikof Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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