A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 88 km SE of Atka, Alaska (55 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.08 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -173.3719 West, latitude 51.5932 North, depth = 17.08 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:58:12 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 05:58:12 / August 20, 2016 @ 5:58 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10006ji8. Ids that are associated to the event: ak13856597, us10006ji8.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km SE of Atka, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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