A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 159 km S of Amatignak Island, Alaska (99 miles). Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -179.4589° West, 49.8445° North. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:02 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 19:50:02 / March 24, 2018 @ 7:50 pm. Unique identifier: ak18909941. Ids that are associated to the event: ak18909941.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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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: 159 km S of Amatignak Island, Alaska.
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