A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 142 km S of Chernabura Island, Alaska (88 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.5 km (13 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 04:18:53 / April 23, 2017 @ 4:18 am. Id of earthquake: ak15826953. Event ids that are associated: ak15826953. Exact location of event, longitude -159.7881 West, latitude 53.5184 North, depth = 20.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:18:53 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen 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 earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 142 km S of Chernabura Island, Alaska.
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