A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 77 km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska (48 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 10:23:15 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 22:23:15 / August 15, 2018 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20105606. Unique identifier: ak20105606. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.6 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 16.6 km, -177.9375° West, 51.1949° North.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 77 km S of Tanaga Volcano, Alaska.
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