A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Anchorage in Alaska on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 13.5 km, -150.1375° West, 61.3359° North. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:29:15 / 3:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/08/15 / 2015-08-02 11:29:15 / August 2, 2015 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.5 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: ak11667576. Ids that are associated to the event: ak11667576.
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palmer, Gateway, Lakes.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-five 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km NW of Anchorage, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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