A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 213 km S of False Pass, Alaska (132 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 17:06:53 / January 23, 2016 @ 5:06 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:06:53 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -163.024 West, latitude 52.9493 North, depth = 31.7 km. Id of earthquake: ak12490998. Event ids that are associated: ak12490998. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.7 km (20 miles).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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 six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 213 km S of False Pass, Alaska.
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