A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 km NW of Skagway, Alaska (54 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:38:02 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -136.5626 West, latitude 59.9191 North, depth = 0 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00owecbd, ak16836913. Id of event: ak16836913. Global time and date of event 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 23:38:02 / September 16, 2017 @ 11:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Skagway in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 87 km NW of Skagway, Alaska.
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