A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 85 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (53 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.99 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 7.99 km, -136.7029° West, 59.7607° North. The temblor was detected at 08:07:00 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008mk4. Ids that are associated to the event: ak15855896, us10008mk4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 16:07:00 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:07 pm.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventy-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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