A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 297 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska (185 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -149.2566° West, latitude 55.7526° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 11:48:03 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18632879. Id of event: ak18632879. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 21:48:03 / March 8, 2018 @ 9:48 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 297 km SE of Kodiak, Alaska.
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