A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 159 km S of False Pass, Alaska (99 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.2 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ak15448724. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15448724. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 19:40:51 / March 6, 2017 @ 7:40 pm. Exact location, longitude -163.5027° West, latitude 53.4196° North, depth = 23.2 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:40:51 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 159 km S of False Pass, Alaska.
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