A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 66 km NW of Valdez, Alaska (41 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.8 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -147.0619 West, latitude 61.6182 North, depth = 14.8 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:21:15 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 08:21:15 / August 9, 2017 @ 8:21 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16489294. Id of event: ak16489294.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 66 km NW of Valdez, Alaska.
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