A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 17 km WSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (11 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 05:01:01 / October 24, 2015 @ 5:01 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:01:01 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak11747201. Unique identifier: ak11747201. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.2836 East, latitude 51.8788 North, depth = 128 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km WSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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