A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 30 km WSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (19 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.5623 West, latitude 51.7996 North, depth = 9.4 km. Event id: ak15922478. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15922478. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.4 km (6 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:00:55 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 14:00:55 / May 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm.
Each 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 30 km WSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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