A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 119 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (74 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:49:55 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.96 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -161.3398 West, latitude 54.3759 North, depth = 10.96 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12500119, us20004vpt. Id of event: us20004vpt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 16:49:55 / January 24, 2016 @ 4:49 pm.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 119 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska.
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