A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 91 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (57 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 06:39:31 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 14:39:31 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.54 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 7.54 km, -136.7171° West, 59.8637° North. Event id: us10008rl9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16020522, us10008rl9.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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