A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 27 km SE of Unalaska, Alaska (17 miles) on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us1000d8gk. Event ids that are associated: ak18704255, us1000d8gk. Exact location of event, depth 15.79 km, -166.2318° West, 53.7105° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.79 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:31:10 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 19:31:10 / March 17, 2018 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SE of Unalaska, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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