A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Y in Alaska. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 19:51:28 / February 24, 2016 @ 7:51 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.2 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35.2 km, -149.9167° West, 61.9559° North. All ids that are associated to the event: ak12877557. Unique identifier: ak12877557. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:51:28 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Eagle River (c. 24 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Knik-Fairview (c. 14 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Lakes (c. 8 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tanaina (c. 8 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Wasilla (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Elmendorf Air Force Base, Eagle River, Palmer.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 23 km S of Y, Alaska.
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