A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 km WSW of Nikolski, Alaska (38 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:44:46 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -169.6603 West, latitude 52.6598 North, depth = 65.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak16884300. Unique identifier: ak16884300. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 20:44:46 / September 23, 2017 @ 8:44 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.7 km (41 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 61 km WSW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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