A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 173 km SSW of Buldir Island, Alaska (107 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/16 / 2016-08-30 13:06:40 / August 30, 2016 @ 1:06 pm. Event id: us20006ve2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak13888015, us20006ve2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:06:40 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 175.184 East, latitude 50.8728 North, depth = 15 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 173 km SSW of Buldir Island, Alaska.
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