A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 70 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (43 miles) on Monday. The temblor was reported at 08:54:45 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 16:54:45 / May 15, 2017 @ 4:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 8.6 km, -136.4648° West, 59.6982° North. Id of earthquake: ak16037968. Event ids that are associated: ak16037968. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.6 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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