A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 70 km WNW of Valdez, Alaska (43 miles). Unique identifier: us1000hbec. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hbec. The temblor was picked up at 13:35:50 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 22:35:50 / October 12, 2018 @ 10:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -147.5828 West, latitude 61.3551 North, depth = 27.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.25 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 70 km WNW of Valdez, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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