A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 km SE of Nikolski, Alaska (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -168.673 West, latitude 52.8517 North, depth = 42.84 km. Id of earthquake: us20004vet. Event ids that are associated: ak12488188, us20004vet. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.84 km (27 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:39:27 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 04:39:27 / January 23, 2016 @ 4:39 am.
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 eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 16 km SE of Nikolski, Alaska.
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