A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 75 km S of Unalaska, Alaska (47 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -166.6103° West, 53.1924° North, depth 36.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16540650. Id of event: ak16540650. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 20:00:51 / August 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.9 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:00:51 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km S of Unalaska, Alaska.
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