A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 129 km WSW of Chirikof Island, Alaska (80 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.9 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 14:33:20 / March 3, 2018 @ 2:33 pm. Unique identifier: ak18578820. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18578820. Exact location of event, longitude -157.4424 West, latitude 55.2822 North, depth = 34.9 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:33:20 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 129 km WSW of Chirikof Island, Alaska.
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