A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Sitka in Alaska on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/17 / 2017-12-03 10:23:24 / December 3, 2017 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: ak17442032. Event ids that are associated: ak17442032. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:23:24 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -136.3909° West, latitude 57.1782° North, depth = 3.3 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sitka (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Sitka (c. 8 900 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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