A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 82 km WSW of Atka, Alaska (51 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.3546 West, latitude 51.9878 North, depth = 72.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.2 km (45 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:13:02 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/16 / 2016-03-16 11:13:02 / March 16, 2016 @ 11:13 am. Id of earthquake: us20005cch. Event ids that are associated: ak12985093, us20005cch.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 82 km WSW of Atka, Alaska.
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