A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 km W of Nikolski, Alaska (27 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.7 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008mb5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15303795, us20008mb5. Exact location of event, depth 4.7 km, -169.5169° West, 52.8836° North. The temblor was detected at 19:23:40 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 05:23:40 / February 19, 2017 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km W of Nikolski, Alaska.
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