A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 138 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (86 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.5704 West, latitude 54.2177 North, depth = 16.1 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.1 km (10 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:34:11 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 00:34:11 / October 20, 2020 @ 12:34 am. Id of earthquake: us6000c9qr. Event ids that are associated: ak020di87ckt, us6000c9qr.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 138 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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