A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 km WSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska (41 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak12291526, us10004bc2. Unique identifier: us10004bc2. Exact location, longitude 179.9954° East, latitude 51.0615° North, depth = 6.65 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 16:53:50 / December 21, 2015 @ 4:53 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:50 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.65 km (4 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 66 km WSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska.
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