A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 98 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska (61 miles). Unique identifier: us6000bj9h. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bj9h. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:49:01 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -169.594° West, 52.1688° North, depth 38.68 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 01:49:01 / August 23, 2020 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.68 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 98 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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