A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 87 km ESE of Little Diomede Island, Alaska (54 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -167.2615° West, 65.3506° North, depth 9.2 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:10:00 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.2 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak14778842. Ids that are associated to the event: ak14778842. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 04:10:00 / December 18, 2016 @ 4:10 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 87 km ESE of Little Diomede Island, Alaska.
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