A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 36 km SW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (22 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:26:32 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5539 West, latitude 51.6737 North, depth = 10.8 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.8 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 05:26:32 / August 16, 2017 @ 5:26 am. Unique identifier: ak16535741. Ids that are associated to the event: ak16535741.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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