A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 34 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska (21 miles). Global time and date of event 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 06:49:00 / January 20, 2018 @ 6:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -160.7717 West, latitude 55.066 North, depth = 56.1 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.1 km (35 miles). Id of earthquake: ak18125239. Event ids that are associated: ak18125239. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:49:00 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 34 km SSW of Sand Point, Alaska.
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