A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 104 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (65 miles) on Monday. Id of earthquake: us6000c9q8. Event ids that are associated: us6000c9q8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 23:42:15 / October 19, 2020 @ 11:42 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:42:15 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -159.7769 West, latitude 54.4943 North, depth = 27.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.91 km (17 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 104 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.
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