A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 km NNW of Valdez, Alaska (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fs1. Id of event: us10004fs1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.22 km (20 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -146.5712 West, latitude 61.4546 North, depth = 32.22 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 01:06:06 / January 20, 2016 @ 1:06 am. The temblor was detected at 16:06:06 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 38 km NNW of Valdez, Alaska.
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