A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 79 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska (49 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:37:52 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 01:37:52 / May 23, 2017 @ 1:37 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.28 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 2.28 km, -136.5839° West, 59.7562° North. Unique identifier: us10008u8y. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16107625, us10008u8y.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 79 km WNW of Skagway, Alaska.
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