A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Sitka in Alaska. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/19 / 2019-09-30 08:39:36 / September 30, 2019 @ 8:39 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us70005nsr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005nsr. The temblor was reported at 23:39:36 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -136.352° West, latitude 57.2312° North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Sitka (c. 8 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sitka.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 64 km WNW of Sitka, Alaska.
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