A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 46 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (29 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:50:16 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 171.7 km (107 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 14:50:16 / August 17, 2016 @ 2:50 pm. Exact location, longitude -173.57° West, latitude 52.359° North, depth = 171.7 km. Unique identifier: us10006ixc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ixc.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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