A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 73 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (45 miles). Exact location, longitude -136.4771° West, latitude 59.758° North, depth = 14.3 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 20:48:47 / May 1, 2017 @ 8:48 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ak15860063. Unique identifier: ak15860063. The temblor was detected at 12:48:47 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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