A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 53 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska (33 miles). Event id: ak20238539. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20238539. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.8 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:15:03 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -169.455 West, latitude 52.6122 North, depth = 4.8 km. Global time and date of event 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 03:15:03 / August 31, 2018 @ 3:15 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 53 km SW of Nikolski, Alaska.
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