A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 84 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (52 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.18 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -136.6515 West, latitude 59.8012 North, depth = 1.18 km. Event id: us10008pye. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15930026, us10008pye. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 22:47:54 / May 5, 2017 @ 10:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:47:54 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 84 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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