A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:57:27 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak15891180. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15891180. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.7 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4869 West, latitude 51.7645 North, depth = 12.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 19:57:27 / May 3, 2017 @ 7:57 pm.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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