A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 89 km SE of Sand Point, Alaska (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -159.7049° West, latitude 54.6794° North, depth = 26.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.22 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:22:18 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 03:22:18 / December 30, 2020 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000d46z. Event ids that are associated: us6000d46z.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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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