A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (10 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 04:08:32 / September 21, 2016 @ 4:08 am. Exact location, longitude 178.5471° East, latitude 51.7985° North, depth = 103.3 km. Id of earthquake: ak14007451. Event ids that are associated: ak14007451. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:08:32 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 103.3 km (64 miles).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 16 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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