A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 94 km SE of Atka, Alaska (58 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 17:03:08 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.6 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 05:03:08 / February 19, 2017 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -173.2958 West, latitude 51.5589 North, depth = 33.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15311866. Id of event: ak15311866.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 94 km SE of Atka, Alaska.
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