A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 km NW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (4 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:55:07 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.4311 East, latitude 51.9859 North, depth = 40.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 15:55:07 / April 23, 2016 @ 3:55 pm. Id of earthquake: ak13491746. Event ids that are associated: ak13491746. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.5 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km NW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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