A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 km NNW of Atka, Alaska (17 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 01:17:23 / September 23, 2020 @ 1:17 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:23 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 123.14 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000c2j2. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020c9l6sn8, us6000c2j2. Exact location of earthquake, -174.3277° West, 52.4297° North, depth 123.14 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nine and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 27 km NNW of Atka, Alaska.
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