A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km E of Adak, Alaska (56 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.5 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 10:13:26 / May 31, 2017 @ 10:13 am. The temblor was reported at 22:13:26 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -175.3717° West, 51.7392° North, depth 51.5 km. Id of earthquake: ak16148812. Event ids that are associated: ak16148812.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 90 km E of Adak, Alaska.
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