A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 54 km SSW of Kobuk, Alaska (34 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 17:55:26 / March 18, 2020 @ 5:55 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.9 km (14 miles). Exact location, longitude -157.2477° West, latitude 66.4415° North, depth = 21.9 km. Unique identifier: ak0203lada6u. Ids that are associated to the event: ak0203lada6u. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:55:26 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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