A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (56 miles) on Friday. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:50:17 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008q0u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15934903, us10008q0u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/17 / 2017-05-06 05:50:17 / May 6, 2017 @ 5:50 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.21 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -136.6995° West, latitude 59.8646° North, depth = 2.21 km.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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