A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 28 km W of Valdez, Alaska (17 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -146.8729° West, 61.1051° North, depth 20.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 23:12:31 / January 15, 2016 @ 11:12 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:12:31 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ak12462303. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ezg, ak12462303. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.1 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 28 km W of Valdez, Alaska.
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