A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (73 miles) on Thursday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:34:20 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 19:34:20 / January 7, 2021 @ 7:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000d0dw. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0dw. Exact location of earthquake, -159.6489° West, 54.3869° North, depth 29.26 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.26 km (18 miles).
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 twelve, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 118 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.
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