A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 94 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (58 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.99 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008sli. Event ids that are associated: ak15502278, us20008sli. Exact location of event, depth 23.99 km, 178.779° East, 51.3399° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 23:37:41 / March 15, 2017 @ 11:37 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:37:41 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 94 km SSE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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