A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 89 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska (55 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/20 / 2020-12-19 00:10:43 / December 19, 2020 @ 12:10 am. Id of earthquake: at00qlk8hv. Event ids that are associated: at00qlk8hv. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sand Point in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -159.695° West, 54.676° North, depth 42 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:10:43 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km (26 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 89 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska.
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