A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 48 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska (30 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -169.0758° West, latitude 52.5256° North, depth = 40.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:52:39 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.5 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: ak16489558. Event ids that are associated: ak16489558. Global time and date of event 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 13:52:39 / August 9, 2017 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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: 48 km SSW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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