A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 277 km SSE of False Pass, Alaska (172 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -162.2506 West, latitude 52.4524 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:29:41 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 08:29:41 / August 19, 2017 @ 8:29 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak16749979. Event ids that are associated: ak16749979.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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