A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 43 km NW of Atka, Alaska (27 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 03:37:42 / January 16, 2021 @ 3:37 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:42 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak021qilvh7. Id of event: ak021qilvh7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.6989 West, latitude 52.4452 North, depth = 227.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 227.4 km (141 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 43 km NW of Atka, Alaska.
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