A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported Unimak Island region, Alaska (0 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.4 km (11 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:44:11 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 18:44:11 / February 3, 2016 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: ak12657274. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12657274. Exact location of earthquake, -163.3773° West, 53.9723° North, depth 17.4 km.
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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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