A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (63 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 02:34:48 / December 16, 2020 @ 2:34 am. Unique identifier: us7000cri1. Ids that are associated to the event: ak020g4j1755, us7000cri1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.62 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:34:48 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -159.6432 West, latitude 54.567 North, depth = 25.62 km.
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 twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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