A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Knik-Fairview in Alaska. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.5 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/15 / 2015-08-07 11:18:00 / August 7, 2015 @ 11:18 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak11671487. Id of event: ak11671487. Exact location, longitude -149.7373° West, latitude 61.5308° North, depth = 17.5 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:18:00 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Anchorage, Palmer, Elmendorf Air Force Base (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska.
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