A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 94 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (58 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Sand Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:10:43 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 00:10:43 / December 19, 2020 @ 12:10 am. Exact location, longitude -159.7171° West, latitude 54.6183° North, depth = 30.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.3 km (19 miles). Id of earthquake: ak020g9gb39x. Event ids that are associated: at00qlk8hv, ak020g9gb39x.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 94 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.
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