A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. The temblor was detected at 18:40:45 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 111.6 km, -150.7518° West, 60.4523° North. Id of earthquake: ak12564874. Event ids that are associated: ak12564874. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.6 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 03:40:45 / January 30, 2016 @ 3:40 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kenai, Kalifornsky, Sterling. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 9 km S of Sterling, Alaska.
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