A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 68 km E of Chernabura Island, Alaska (42 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -158.499° West, latitude 54.7574° North, depth = 19.4 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:10:03 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 07:10:03 / December 21, 2016 @ 7:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.4 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: ak14774478. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak14774478.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 68 km E of Chernabura Island, Alaska.
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