Alaska Experiences Swarm Of Moderate Earthquakes Near Chignik Lake

Earthquake location 55.6252S, -158.886W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 61 km SSW of Chignik Lake, Alaska (38 miles) on Tuesday. Unique identifier: ak20275238. Ids that are associated to the event: at00pgddyl, ak20275238, us1000h9ts. Exact location, longitude -158.886° West, latitude 55.6252° North, depth = 41.7 km. The temblor was reported at 21:27:58 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.7 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 06:27:58 / October 10, 2018 @ 6:27 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Chignik Lake in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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