A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sterling in Alaska. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 13:19:15 / February 17, 2016 @ 1:19 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.7 km (28 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:19:15 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak12851158. Event ids that are associated: ak12851158. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -150.6794 West, latitude 60.7171 North, depth = 45.7 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anchorage, Kalifornsky, Kenai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Anchorage (c. 291 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kalifornsky (c. 7 900 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Kenai (c. 7 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Sterling (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NNE of Sterling, Alaska.
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