A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 16 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (10 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -160.5939 West, latitude 55.1957 North, depth = 1.2 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak15278136, us20008kas. Unique identifier: us20008kas. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 11:42:00 / February 16, 2017 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1.2 km (1 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:42:00 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 16 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska.
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