A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 km SE of Atka, Alaska (17 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 156.5 km (97 miles). Exact location, longitude -173.9334° West, latitude 52.0103° North, depth = 156.5 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:44:21 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11721618, us10003izy. Id of event: us10003izy. Global time and date of event 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 21:44:21 / September 23, 2015 @ 9:44 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km SE of Atka, Alaska.
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