A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Whittier in Alaska. All ids that are associated to the event: ak12419863. Unique identifier: ak12419863. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.6 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -148.9206 West, latitude 61.0237 North, depth = 12.6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 02:38:06 / January 4, 2016 @ 2:38 am. The temblor was reported at 17:38:06 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Meadow Lakes, Tanaina, Lakes. Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 30 km NNW of Whittier, Alaska.
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