A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 71 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (44 miles) on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16089984. Unique identifier: ak16089984. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 05:34:57 / May 21, 2017 @ 5:34 am. Exact location of earthquake, -136.4588° West, 59.7388° North, depth 2.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.7 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:34:57 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty 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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