A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 14 km NNW of Atka, Alaska (9 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 13:08:59 / January 14, 2016 @ 1:08 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -174.2663 West, latitude 52.3165 North, depth = 192.1 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:08:59 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004f6n. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12464078, us10004f6n. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 192.1 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km NNW of Atka, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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