A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 39 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (24 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.8 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:36:58 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 02:36:58 / January 28, 2016 @ 2:36 am. Event id: ak12541974. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12541974. Exact location, longitude -178.48° West, latitude 51.5979° North, depth = 4.8 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 39 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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