A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 22 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (14 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:38:27 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.2639 East, latitude 51.8056 North, depth = 113.33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 06:38:27 / October 20, 2017 @ 6:38 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.33 km (70 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak17090572, us1000aw5k. Id of event: us1000aw5k.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.
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