A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 77 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (48 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 11:07:17 / January 5, 2016 @ 11:07 am. Exact location of event, depth 224.9 km, -173.213° West, 52.5461° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 224.9 km (140 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:07:17 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak12438954. Event ids that are associated: ak12438954.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 77 km ENE of Atka, Alaska.
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