A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 31 km NNW of Valdez, Alaska (19 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -146.656 West, latitude 61.3714 North, depth = 11.2 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:57:46 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 14:57:46 / January 21, 2016 @ 2:57 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.2 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: ak12480658. Unique identifier: ak12480658.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 31 km NNW of Valdez, Alaska.
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