A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 8 km W of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 17:53:38 / August 21, 2017 @ 5:53 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.3742 East, latitude 51.9562 North, depth = 111.52 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aa8u. Id of event: us2000aa8u. The temblor was picked up at 07:53:38 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.52 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km W of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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