A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 115 km ESE of Akutan, Alaska (71 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.56 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -164.0808° West, latitude 53.835° North, depth = 30.56 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 08:08:15 / January 7, 2016 @ 8:08 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12442467, us10004djb. Id of event: us10004djb. The temblor was detected at 21:08:15 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 115 km ESE of Akutan, Alaska.
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