A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 102 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska (63 miles). Exact location, longitude -169.3525° West, latitude 52.067° North, depth = 23 km. The temblor was reported at 08:40:20 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 19:40:20 / April 1, 2016 @ 7:40 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak13214583. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13214583.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 102 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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