A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 56 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (35 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 04:01:01 / May 24, 2017 @ 4:01 am. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16214370. Unique identifier: ak16214370. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.7 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:01:01 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 177.9396° East, latitude 51.5854° North, depth = 70.7 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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