A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 89 km SSE of Nikolski, Alaska (55 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -168.3976° West, 52.1881° North, depth 25.7 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:30:00 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 06:30:00 / October 8, 2015 @ 6:30 am. Id of earthquake: ak11733643. Event ids that are associated: ak11733643. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.7 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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