A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 132 km NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska (82 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.6 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -156.2836° West, 56.959° North, depth 4.6 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:36:45 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 21:36:45 / September 2, 2016 @ 9:36 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ak13893977. Unique identifier: ak13893977.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 132 km NNW of Chirikof Island, Alaska.
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