A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 80 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (50 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 21:50:25 / May 1, 2017 @ 9:50 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15860926, us10008mt3. Id of event: us10008mt3. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:50:25 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -136.6806 West, latitude 59.6659 North, depth = 4.31 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.31 km (3 miles).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 80 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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