A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (50 miles) on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:14:36 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -136.5795° West, latitude 59.7924° North, depth = 7.47 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 15:14:36 / May 4, 2017 @ 3:14 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.47 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: us10008pas. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15905272, us10008pas.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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