A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (21 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 178.786° East, 51.7067° North, depth 84.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 07:02:22 / January 24, 2017 @ 7:02 am. Event id: ak15177288. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15177288. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.6 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:02:22 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 33 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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