A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 km ESE of Atka, Alaska (31 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -173.4985° West, 52.0632° North, depth 66.7 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:52:03 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: ak12462980. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12462980. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 17:52:03 / January 16, 2016 @ 5:52 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.7 km (41 miles).
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 three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 50 km ESE of Atka, Alaska.
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