A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 77 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (48 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 45.8 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -161.1129 West, latitude 54.7388 North, depth = 45.8 km. The temblor was detected at 01:51:42 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bbaf. Unique identifier: us6000bbaf. Global time and date of event 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 01:51:42 / August 9, 2020 @ 1:51 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 77 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska.
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