A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 178 km SSE of Atka, Alaska (111 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5954 West, latitude 50.6403 North, depth = 13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:30:19 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18086894. Id of event: ak18086894. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/18 / 2018-01-13 02:30:19 / January 13, 2018 @ 2:30 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 178 km SSE of Atka, Alaska.
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