A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 175 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska (109 miles) on Friday. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:15:57 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.85 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 15.85 km, -170.9258° West, 50.9257° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak18504660, us2000d78g. Id of event: us2000d78g. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/18 / 2018-02-16 20:15:57 / February 16, 2018 @ 8:15 pm.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 175 km S of Amukta Island, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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