A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 50 km SE of Nikolski, Alaska (31 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -168.2508 West, latitude 52.6769 North, depth = 35.2 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 04:31:54 / April 18, 2017 @ 4:31 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:31:54 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.2 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15780479. Id of event: ak15780479.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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