5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Cold Bay, Alaska

120km NNE of Cold Bay, Alaska

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 120 km NNE of Cold Bay, Alaska (75 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o3mczw. Id of event: at00o3mczw. Exact location of earthquake, -161.83° West, 56.142° North, depth 227 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 227 km (141 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/16 / 2016-03-06 13:19:08 / March 6, 2016 @ 1:19 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cold Bay in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:19:08 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/03/06/moderate-earthquake-m5-quake-has-struck-near-cold-bay-in-alaska/

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