A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 13 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (8 miles) on Sunday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:13:25 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008j3w. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15210009, us20008j3w. Exact location, longitude 178.4416° East, latitude 51.8296° North, depth = 118.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 02:13:25 / February 6, 2017 @ 2:13 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 118.5 km (74 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km SSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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