A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 64 km SW of Adak, Alaska (40 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us20007e7j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14190929, us20007e7j. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:19:57 / 9:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 21:19:57 / October 8, 2016 @ 9:19 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.94 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35.94 km, -177.3316° West, 51.4835° North.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 64 km SW of Adak, Alaska.
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