A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 48 km NE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (30 miles) on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:45:14 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004gsm. Event ids that are associated: ak12497582, us10004gsm. Exact location, longitude 178.9866° East, latitude 52.2722° North, depth = 20 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 12:45:14 / January 20, 2016 @ 12:45 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 20 km (12 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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