A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (54 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -136.7067° West, latitude 59.8055° North, depth = 7.38 km. Global time and date of event 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 02:59:05 / May 3, 2017 @ 2:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.38 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15881828, us10008np5. Id of event: us10008np5. The temblor was picked up at 18:59:05 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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