A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 47 km N of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (29 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 83.7 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:46:38 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 178.59 East, latitude 52.3738 North, depth = 83.7 km. Event id: us20005g8z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13396398, us20005g8z. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 21:46:38 / April 7, 2016 @ 9:46 pm.
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 47 km N of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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