A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 68 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska (42 miles) on Tuesday. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:54:50 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.8598 West, latitude 54.8444 North, depth = 30.42 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c5zm. Event ids that are associated: at00qhrn3g, ak020cv5sgx1, ak020cv5s0vm, us6000c5zm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sand Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 05:54:50 / October 6, 2020 @ 5:54 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.42 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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