A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 131 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (81 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.57 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000c9mu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020dgxkk8v, us6000c9mu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:00:57 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 22:00:57 / October 19, 2020 @ 10:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.8945 West, latitude 54.2079 North, depth = 18.57 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seventeen, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 131 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.
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