A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km ESE of Yunaska Island, Alaska (56 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:23:33 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -169.5555° West, latitude 52.2091° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009ij1. Id of event: us70009ij1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 19:23:33 / May 16, 2020 @ 7:23 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km ESE of Yunaska Island, Alaska.
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