A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 50 km ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska (31 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4718 West, latitude 51.4781 North, depth = 14.17 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.17 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:48:25 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 22:48:25 / May 10, 2017 @ 10:48 pm. Event id: us10008wcg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16017936, us10008wcg.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirteen, in the last 10 days four hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 50 km ENE of Amatignak Island, Alaska.
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