A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 73 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (45 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.32 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:54:44 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -136.5255° West, latitude 59.6933° North, depth = 8.32 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 16:54:44 / May 15, 2017 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10008ski. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16037968, us10008ski.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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