A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 km SSW of Cape Yakataga, Alaska (33 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8.9 km, -142.8117° West, 59.6282° North. Unique identifier: ak15518761. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15518761. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 14:57:37 / March 17, 2017 @ 2:57 pm. The temblor was reported at 04:57:37 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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