A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 52 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (32 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.3981° West, latitude 51.4375° North, depth = 8.46 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:35:57 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.46 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 21:35:57 / May 10, 2017 @ 9:35 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16017870, us10008wc7. Unique identifier: us10008wc7.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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: 52 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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