Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska


Earthquake location 52.3387S, 177.7712WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (0 miles) on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:29:26 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 149.02 km, 177.7712° East, 52.3387° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bp8u. Unique identifier: us7000bp8u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 149.02 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 03:29:26 / September 17, 2020 @ 3:29 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

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