A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 70 km SW of Sand Point, Alaska (43 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -161.1536 West, latitude 54.829 North, depth = 45.84 km. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:45:27 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007t7w. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15037840, us10007t7w. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/17 / 2017-01-09 00:45:27 / January 9, 2017 @ 12:45 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.84 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 70 km SW of Sand Point, Alaska.
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