A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (21 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 21:27:03 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4757° West, 51.6626° North, depth 11.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 07:27:03 / May 4, 2017 @ 7:27 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.7 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15901895, us10008ua7. Id of event: us10008ua7.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and seventy-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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