A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 89 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (55 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.86 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b8cs. Unique identifier: us6000b8cs. Exact location of earthquake, -160.9296° West, 54.5706° North, depth 27.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:39:23 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 14:39:23 / August 2, 2020 @ 2:39 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 89 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska.
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