A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 179 km E of Chitina, Alaska (111 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 23:48:28 / February 28, 2017 @ 11:48 pm. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:48:28 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak15424076. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15424076. Exact location of event, longitude -141.0566 West, latitude 61.5314 North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 179 km E of Chitina, Alaska.
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