A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 89 km SSE of Amukta Island, Alaska (55 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -170.8893° West, 51.7178° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 20:53:00 / December 5, 2018 @ 8:53 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:53:00 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20586967, us2000iz12. Id of event: us2000iz12.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 89 km SSE of Amukta Island, Alaska.
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