A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 49 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska (30 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.46 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 05:48:29 / August 9, 2017 @ 5:48 am. Exact location, longitude -169.2016° West, latitude 52.5437° North, depth = 41.46 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikolski in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:48:29 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ouelgt, us2000a690. Id of event: us2000a690.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.