A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km WSW of Atka, Alaska (56 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 00:25:21 / October 21, 2015 @ 12:25 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11744811. Id of event: ak11744811. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.3 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -175.3015° West, 51.7462° North, depth 48.3 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:25:21 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km WSW of Atka, Alaska.
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