A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 15 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (9 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 23:04:50 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.6 km (59 miles). Id of earthquake: ak14281224. Event ids that are associated: ak14281224. Global time and date of event 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 08:04:50 / October 28, 2016 @ 8:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 94.6 km, 178.4769° East, 51.8103° North.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 15 km S of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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