A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 km WSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska (4 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.8 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 04:27:37 / January 28, 2016 @ 4:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 51.8 km, -179.1876° West, 51.232° North. Id of earthquake: ak12542851. Event ids that are associated: ak12542851. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:27:37 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 6 km WSW of Amatignak Island, Alaska.
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