A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 96 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (60 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -159.932 West, latitude 54.5351 North, depth = 17.98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.98 km (11 miles). Event id: us6000cadu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cadu. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:42:35 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 22:42:35 / October 20, 2020 @ 10:42 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-five, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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