A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 187 km SSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska (116 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:27:36 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -160.9716 West, latitude 53.3179 North, depth = 25 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 09:27:36 / January 3, 2016 @ 9:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12447367. Id of event: ak12447367.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 187 km SSW of Chernabura Island, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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