A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 25 km W of Saint George, Alaska (16 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.6 km (13 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:36:51 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 20:36:51 / February 17, 2021 @ 8:36 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000diiq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak02127pxbj0, us6000diiq. Exact location of event, longitude -169.964 West, latitude 56.6353 North, depth = 20.6 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 25 km W of Saint George, Alaska.
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