A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 86 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (53 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 4.3 km, -136.7041° West, 59.779° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:47:46 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 4.3 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak18088608. Unique identifier: ak18088608. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/18 / 2018-01-18 02:47:46 / January 18, 2018 @ 2:47 am.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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