A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (34 miles) on Monday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:29:29 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.5 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 66.5 km, 179.0202° East, 51.5669° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 17:29:29 / May 2, 2016 @ 5:29 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13509535, us10005g5r. Id of event: us10005g5r.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 55 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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