A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 86 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (53 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:30:18 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 08:30:18 / July 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 213.3 km (133 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16426726, us2000a4cc. Id of event: us2000a4cc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.969 West, latitude 52.3672 North, depth = 213.3 km.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 86 km ENE of Atka, Alaska.
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