A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/15 / 2015-07-15 12:51:32 / July 15, 2015 @ 12:51 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.7 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.5085 West, latitude 61.2766 North, depth = 44.7 km. The temblor was detected at 04:51:32 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak11647512. Event ids that are associated: ak11647512.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sterling, Palmer, Gateway (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km WNW of Anchorage, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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