A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 73 km S of Atka, Alaska (45 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:05:36 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak12994264, us20005avw. Id of event: us20005avw. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 02:05:36 / March 18, 2016 @ 2:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -174.3102 West, latitude 51.5389 North, depth = 5.8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.8 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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