A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 59 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (37 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: ak14281225. Ids that are associated to the event: ak14281225. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 08:09:53 / October 28, 2016 @ 8:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.4 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.96 East, latitude 51.5344 North, depth = 47.4 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:09:53 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 59 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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