A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 191 km S of Sand Point, Alaska (119 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 05:49:24 / December 16, 2020 @ 5:49 am. Id of earthquake: us7000crgf. Event ids that are associated: at00qlf46e, ak020g4kwja8, us7000crgf. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -160.1968° West, 53.6285° North. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:49:24 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sand Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventy-one and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 191 km S of Sand Point, Alaska.
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