A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 140 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska (87 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak021bogve1. Unique identifier: ak021bogve1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.5 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 06:23:00 / January 7, 2021 @ 6:23 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:23:00 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -159.8302° West, latitude 54.1394° North, depth = 22.5 km.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 140 km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska.
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