A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 257 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (160 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:23:34 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 17:23:34 / January 23, 2018 @ 5:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -149.7095° West, latitude 56.0044° North, depth = 18 km. Id of earthquake: us2000cn6d. Event ids that are associated: us2000cn6d.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 257 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska.
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