A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 87 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (54 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.05 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:32:08 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -136.679 West, latitude 59.8245 North, depth = 7.05 km. Global time and date of event 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 14:32:08 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008rl6. Event ids that are associated: ak16020516, us10008rl6.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six 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.
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