A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 29 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (18 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 20:13:00 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/10/17 / 2017-10-19 06:13:00 / October 19, 2017 @ 6:13 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak17082980, us1000awix. Id of event: us1000awix. Exact location, longitude -178.3425° West, latitude 51.6466° North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km SSW of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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