A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 102 km SW of Atka, Alaska (63 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0206apgvqr. Id of event: ak0206apgvqr. The temblor was picked up at 20:13:37 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 08:13:37 / May 16, 2020 @ 8:13 am. Exact location, longitude -175.2629° West, latitude 51.5454° North, depth = 33 km.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 102 km SW of Atka, Alaska.
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