A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 117 km SSE of King Salmon, Alaska (73 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:18:05 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 09:18:05 / February 17, 2020 @ 9:18 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.5 km (71 miles). Event id: ak02027j9fgu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak02027j9fgu. Exact location, longitude -156.2086° West, latitude 57.6573° North, depth = 113.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 117 km SSE of King Salmon, Alaska.
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