A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 44 km NW of Valdez, Alaska (27 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:31:15 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14761805. Id of event: ak14761805. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 19:31:15 / December 18, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -146.9481 West, latitude 61.4009 North, depth = 12.9 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 44 km NW of Valdez, Alaska.
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