A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 47 km SW of Atka, Alaska (29 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 08:45:58 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 18:45:58 / April 22, 2017 @ 6:45 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008luy. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15798569, us10008luy. Exact location of event, depth 45.9 km, -174.6724° West, 51.8874° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.9 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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