A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 8 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (5 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak16836912. Id of event: ak16836912. The temblor was picked up at 13:26:23 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.6022 East, latitude 51.905 North, depth = 128.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.2 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 23:26:23 / September 16, 2017 @ 11:26 pm.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 8 km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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