A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 194 km SE of Atka, Alaska (121 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:18:55 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.5462° West, latitude 50.7869° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 00:18:55 / March 17, 2019 @ 12:18 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000jh98. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jh98.
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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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