A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 249 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska (155 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.16 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:24:39 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000b56y. Event ids that are associated: ak0208x1jx65, us6000b56y. Global time and date of event 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 12:24:39 / July 12, 2020 @ 12:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -149.4027 West, latitude 56.0187 North, depth = 20.16 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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