A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sterling in Alaska on Tuesday. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:07:02 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 05:07:02 / February 10, 2016 @ 5:07 am. Exact location, longitude -150.2714° West, latitude 60.3755° North, depth = 34.9 km. Unique identifier: ak12794196. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12794196. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.9 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kenai, Kalifornsky, Sterling (min 5000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 32 km ESE of Sterling, Alaska.
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