A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 235 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska (146 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:49:33 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.09 km, -149.3605° West, 56.2222° North. Event id: us6000bfw8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0209u8m35v, us6000bfw8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 19:49:33 / August 1, 2020 @ 7:49 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.09 km (12 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 235 km SE of Chiniak, Alaska.
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