A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 91 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (57 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -136.7548 West, latitude 59.8303 North, depth = 3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:17:29 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/17 / 2017-05-08 05:17:29 / May 8, 2017 @ 5:17 am. Unique identifier: ak15978690. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15978690.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
Did you feel anything?
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: 91 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.