A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 70 km WSW of Atka, Alaska (43 miles) on Saturday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:17:19 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.32 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/18 / 2018-10-27 18:17:19 / October 27, 2018 @ 6:17 pm. Exact location, longitude -175.1814° West, latitude 52.0137° North, depth = 118.32 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20292379, us1000hj7e. Id of event: us1000hj7e.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km WSW of Atka, Alaska.
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