Alaskan Earthquakes Continue; This Time A 5.8 Magnitude Following A 5.4 Magnitude

85km S of Chignik Lake, Alaska

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km S of Chignik Lake, Alaska (53 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.84 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:51:22 / 9:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Chignik Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35.84 km, -158.5382° West, 55.5023° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 20:51:22 / May 31, 2016 @ 8:51 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o8279n, us20005zfx, ak13618498. Id of event: us20005zfx.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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