A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 92 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska (57 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.63 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 01:37:27 / December 10, 2020 @ 1:37 am. Exact location of event, depth 29.63 km, -159.6675° West, 54.6542° North. Event id: us7000cpmi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak020ful85ly, us7000cpmi. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:37:27 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 92 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska.
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