A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 26 km S of Sand Point, Alaska (16 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008lbw. Event ids that are associated: ak15794984, us10008lbw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.1 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:32:49 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -160.4448° West, latitude 55.1047° North, depth = 60.1 km. Global time and date of event 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 16:32:49 / April 20, 2017 @ 4:32 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 26 km S of Sand Point, Alaska.
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