A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 72 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska (45 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.76 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -169.2284° West, 52.3276° North, depth 34.76 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 03:24:07 / September 8, 2017 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:24:07 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ahus. Id of event: us2000ahus.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 72 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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