A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km ESE of Whittier, Alaska (52 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 02:54:38 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 11:54:38 / May 15, 2017 @ 11:54 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.5 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -147.3435° West, latitude 60.3937° North, depth = 6.5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16036253. Id of event: ak16036253.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel the quake?
How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km ESE of Whittier, Alaska.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.