A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 87 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (54 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -136.7401 West, latitude 59.7901 North, depth = 1.94 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15869119, us10008mxp. Id of event: us10008mxp. The epicenter was at a depth of 1.94 km (1 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:21:34 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/17 / 2017-05-02 08:21:34 / May 2, 2017 @ 8:21 am.
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 one hundred and thirty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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