A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km SE of Atka, Alaska (53 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.2 km (9 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:58:14 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 05:58:14 / August 20, 2016 @ 5:58 am. Id of earthquake: ak13856597. Event ids that are associated: ak13856597. Exact location of event, longitude -173.3453 West, latitude 51.636 North, depth = 14.2 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km SE of Atka, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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