A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 58 km SSW of Little Diomede Island, Alaska (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 20:24:44 / March 24, 2017 @ 8:24 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:24:44 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -169.6144° West, 65.2805° North, depth 16.71 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.71 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15644690, us20008vg5. Id of event: us20008vg5.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 58 km SSW of Little Diomede Island, Alaska.
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