A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 71 km WSW of Atka, Alaska (44 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 70.7 km, -175.2139° West, 52.059° North. Global time and date of event 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 12:17:46 / September 15, 2016 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.7 km (44 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:17:46 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13988086. Id of event: ak13988086.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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