A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 59 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (37 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:06:54 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak12461526. Event ids that are associated: ak12461526. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.1 km (42 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 01:06:54 / January 11, 2016 @ 1:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.3216 East, latitude 51.423 North, depth = 68.1 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 59 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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