A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 85 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (53 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 16:35:01 / May 1, 2017 @ 4:35 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.64 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008rmh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16020613, us10008rmh. The temblor was detected at 08:35:01 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -136.6467 West, latitude 59.8195 North, depth = 6.64 km.
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 eighty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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