A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km ENE of Atka, Alaska (60 miles) on Friday. Id of earthquake: ak18126229. Event ids that are associated: ak18126229. Exact location of earthquake, -172.8165° West, 52.3652° North, depth 224.5 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:19:14 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 224.5 km (139 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 08:19:14 / January 20, 2018 @ 8:19 am UTC/GMT.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 96 km ENE of Atka, Alaska.
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