A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 69 km SSW of Gambell, Alaska (43 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Gambell in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:50:57 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 10:50:57 / January 16, 2018 @ 10:50 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.502 West, latitude 63.258 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00p2na4x. Unique identifier: at00p2na4x.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km SSW of Gambell, Alaska.
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