A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 km NW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:04:15 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 20:04:15 / April 4, 2017 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15683150, us10008ef8. Id of event: us10008ef8. Exact location of event, longitude 178.4367 East, latitude 51.9933 North, depth = 36.52 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.52 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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: 6 km NW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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