A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 km SE of Atka, Alaska (48 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/18 / 2018-08-06 17:05:47 / August 6, 2018 @ 5:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.1 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20015262, us1000g47s. Id of event: us1000g47s. The temblor was detected at 05:05:47 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -173.3808° West, 51.7102° North, depth 42.1 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 78 km SE of Atka, Alaska.
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