Amatignal Island, Alaska Experiencing Major Seismic Unrest

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 36 km SSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska (22 miles). Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 10:20:15 / February 21, 2020 @ 10:20 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Amatignak Island in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -179.3096° West, 50.9565° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:20:15 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007u2w. Event ids that are associated: at00q61rdp, ak0202e60pcj, us70007u2w.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2020/02/21/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-has-occurred-near-amatignak-island-in-alaska-2/

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