A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 47 km ENE of Old Iliamna, Alaska (29 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:43:29 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak13592020. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13592020. Exact location of earthquake, -154.1181° West, 59.887° North, depth 14.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 19:43:29 / May 18, 2016 @ 7:43 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 47 km ENE of Old Iliamna, Alaska.
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