A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 24 km NE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (15 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139.1 km (86 miles). Exact location of event, depth 139.1 km, 178.7927° East, 52.0814° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 01:37:18 / January 10, 2016 @ 1:37 am. The temblor was picked up at 15:37:18 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak12461310. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12461310.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 24 km NE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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