5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 45 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (28 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.71 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tanaga Volcano in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ow4y2x, ak16819168, us2000akeb. Id of event: us2000akeb. Exact location of event, depth 47.71 km, -178.3711° West, 51.5006° North. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:52:08 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 21:52:08 / September 11, 2017 @ 9:52 pm.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/09/11/moderate-earthquake-5-4-mag-has-occurred-near-tanaga-volcano-in-alaska/

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