A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 80 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (50 miles). Unique identifier: us10008mtn. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15861795, us10008mtn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 22:42:59 / May 1, 2017 @ 10:42 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.38 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:42:59 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -136.6111° West, 59.7659° North, depth 8.38 km.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six 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.
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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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